The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months. There are 12 months with 30 days and the 13th month, which begins this Friday, Sept. 6th, has only 5 days. Their NEW YEAR'S DAY is September 11th. School starts that week after the new year. I guess they REALLY celebrate and it's pretty wild because the missionaries here are on "lockdown" that day. The elders here will spend the day at a member's home. He works for the American Embassy and is YM Pres. in the branch and also teaches the only Institute class in Ethiopia in that branch. Sad to say, he will be heading home in October after being here for 2 years.
We just SKYPED with our kids and it's EARLY Tuesday a.m. so we will post a few more interesting
|We see women sweeping the streets EVERY morning when|
we are out driving around. They are even on the BUSY
highways!! They have handkerchiefs around their faces
with only their eyes showing. The streets are pretty clean!
|Check out the scaffolding made from eucalyptus poles!|
It doesn't look too sturdy to us!
|We love the makeshift stairways!|