Ethiopia: When Does Your Day Start?

When I was a kid, I always thought the day (and the date) starts with the sunrise and that the night before belongs to yesterday.

Growing up, it got all messed up. A new day, I learned, begins at midnight. I mean what the even. Doesn’t make sense. Who came up with that? And why do we follow it?

So it was naturally a delight when I recently got to know that in Ethiopia, they still start the day at sunrise. I mean, their clocks are literally set to 00:00 at what would be 6:00am according to the “correct” recognised time.

International travelers have such a difficult time adjusting to this, the guidebooks say. I, however, will hopefully feel right at home when(ever) I go there.

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