Ethiopians welcome 2013. Enkutatash is a public holiday in the coincidence of New Year in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September according to the Gregorian calendar. Ethiopia whose calendar is seven to eight years behind the rest of the world celebrates their New Year on September 11 of the Gregorian calendar or September 12 on leap years of the Gregorian calendar. Based on the ancient Coptic calendar, the Ethiopian Calendar is seven to eight years behind the Gregorian calendar, owing to alternate calculations in determining the date of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus Christ.As a harbinger of the New Year, a song called ‘Abebayehosh’ is performed by groups of Ethiopian girls. You could be at home in your PJs, sipping on some coffee, or maybe taking a stroll, as a group of girls approach you beating their drums, clapping, and singing the traditional song.