Ethiopia is so different in so many fascinating ways:
- The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months.
- The year is 2001 in Ethiopia now.
- Ethiopia's New Year is September 12.
- Christmas is Jan. 7, and gifts are not given.
- Ethiopia has 80 ethnic groups and 90 languages.
- The weather is fabulous and pleasant in the mountainous regions where most Ethiopians live.
- Ethiopians use their father's name as their "last" name.
- Coffee drinking probably originated in Ethiopia.