Ethiopia's 13 months of Sunshine has gone.

Written by  Published in Culture Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:44

Ethiopia's "13 Months of Sunshine" which served as the tourism motto for over 40 years is changed into "Land of Origins.'

However, the ministry did not give any explanation for changing a slogan that is in the heart of millions of Ethiopians.

"13 months of sunshine" is the motto of Ethiopian Tourism Department. Ethiopia actually has its own calendar which has 13 months. In Ethiopia, the year is currently 2009 while the rest of the world is in 2016. Ethiopia also has its own clock.

The motto "13 months of Sunshine" has been used to tell the world that Ethiopia has different calendar that encompasses 13 months referring to the month of "Pagume." The slogan also shows different seasons that appears in different parts of the country.

Besides changing this long serving motto, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism also planning to launch a campaign on November 30, under the name "Tena Yestelegn".

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