TikTokers are freaking out after discovering that it’s ‘actually 2014’ in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian calendar is TikTok’s latest viral obsession. It’s all thanks to a series of videos on the app, which explain why it’s actually 2014 in the East African nation. Recently, TikToker Umutoni Kabeza (@the1kevine) offered an explanation. In her viral video, Kabeza detailed why Ethiopia is seven to eight years “behind” many other countries. Like most Western nations, Ethiopia’s calendar is rooted in Christianity, with year one starting with the birth of Jesus Christ. Its calendar, called the Ge’ez, places Jesus's birth close to eight years after the Gregorian calendar. Beyond the difference in dates, the calendar is fairly similar

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