In Ethiopia people use a different calendar from any other European countries and Japan.
We use the Gregorian calendar but they use the Ethiopian calendar which is based on the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is changed in 1582 from the Julian calendar.
the feature of Ethiopian calendar is; * the number of days in a month is 30 days * after 12 months there is 13rd month which has 5 or 6 days. * the new year's day is September 11th in the Gregorian calendar.
Look at the photo above.
It shows calendar of this month. Big letters are the days in Gregorian and small letters on the right top of big letters are Ethiopian.
The date of today is 24 / 08 / 2010 in Europe and Japan but in Ethiopia it is 18 / 12 / 2002!