Our Geez Lunar Calendar

Our calendar is a lunar calendar of 12 moons each is of 29 or 30 day length. Every four years there is a leap year. We do not follow the solar calendar. We base our counting on moon phases and cycle.

Book of the Qeddase{ liturgy} Lemba Beta Ezirael

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our Week days

  1. እሑድ Ehud is the first day
  2. ሰኞ (Segno) second day).
  3. ማክሰኞ (Maksegno) third day)
  4. እሮብ/ረቡዕ (rob/Rebu/Rabu/Rabue) fourth day).
  5. ሐሙስ (Hamus) fifth day).
  6. አርብ (Arb), sixth day).
  7. ቅዳሜ (Kidamé). እሑድ Sanbat).

.Our moons

1. መጋቢት megabit/Megebe {March – April

2. ሚያዚያ Miyaziya/Ahaze {April – May}

3. ግንቦት Genbot/Genbat {May -June}

4. ሰኔ Sene/Seneye {June – July}

5. ሐምሌ Hamle/Hamele/Hamlei {July – August
6. ነሐሴ Nahase/Nehasse{August – September}

7. መስከረም Maskaram/Kereme { September- October}

8. ጥቅምት T”qmt/Tek’eme{October – November}

9.ኅዳር Hdar/Hadere/Xedar{November – December}
10.ተኅሣሥ Tahsas/Hasese {December – January}
11. ጥር T’r/Teher {January- February}
12. ካቲት Yekatit/Ketete [February – March]
13. ጳጐሜን/ጳጉሜ Ṗagʷəmen/Pagume/Pagumein {LEAP YEAR}

Our twelve hour Clock

In Lemba Beta Esrael, like our Ethiopian neighbors, we  use a 12-hour clock system. The daytime cycle begins at dawn 12:00 (6:00:00 AM EAT) and ends at dusk  11:59:59 (5:59:59 PM EAT). The night time cycle begins at dusk 12:00 (6:00:00 PM EAT) and ends at dawn 11:59:59 (5:59:59 AM EAT). The day begins at 1:00 o’clock in the morning according to the 12 hour cycle (7:00 AM EAT) rather than midnight (12:00 AM EAT).
We have 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness with only a little seasonal drifting.

See our moon/lunar calendar below. We count one moon at a time!

WE ARE NOW ON Moon Genbot/Genbat year 7094 in Warhawi Lemba Beta Ezira’El

Day 1
እሑድ Ehud
Day 2
ሰኞ Sanyo
Day 3
ማክሰኞ Maksanyo

Day 4 ረቡRabu
Day 5
ኀሙስ Hamus
Day 6
አርብ Arb/Sadus
Day 7
ቅዳሜ Senbet
1.  (sarki in Agau)
/ senayi helal./ happy feast of new moon
2.
Normal
working
day
3.
Normal working
day
4.
Normal working
day
5.
Soma Amus/ Fast of the fifth
6. Preparation for the Senbet7.Sanbat ሰንበት the holy entity
8.
Normal
working
day

9.
Normal working day
10
Feast of the Tenth {asart}
.

11.
Eve of the feast of harvest


12.
Be’al Ma’rar {Feast of Harvest}


13.
Preparations for the Sanbat
14.
Sanbat the Holy Entity
Full moon Genbat
15.
Feast of the fifteenth {asra ammest}


16
Normal working day



17.
Normal working day



18.
Normal working day


19.
Normal working day


20.
Preparation for the Sanbat
21.
Sanbat ሰንበት the Holy Entity
22.
Normal
working
day
23.
Normal
working
day
24.
Normal Working Day
25. Normal Working Day26.
Normal working Day
27.
Preparation
for the Senbet
28.
Sanbat እሑድ the Holy Entity
29.
Soma Maleya. Fast that prepares us to spot new moon
New moon observation/sighting evening
30.
possible evening of observation or spotting of new moon
Moon 3 Genbot/ Genbat year 7094

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