Most countries in the world live according to the Gregorian calendar. It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in place of the Julian calendar. The difference between these 2 calendars today is 13 days, and it increases by 3 days every 400 years.
The Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582 in Catholic countries, and it was gradually distributed to other countries.
Which African country doesn't follow the Gregorian calendar?
There are many cultures around the world that have and follow their own calendars, which is exactly not the same as the Western Gregorian calendar. However, despite that, they abide by the rule of 12 months a year. An Ethiopian year is comprised of 13 months, and is seven years behind the Gregorian calendar.
The Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars both use the birthdate of Jesus Christ as a starting point for their calculations. The difference in the two calendars is because alternate calculations are used in determining this date. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes Jesus Christ was born in 7 BC, 5,500 years after God’s promise to Adam and Eve.
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