Ethiopian Calendar for Mobiles / EtCal is a mobileapplication used to track date & holidays inEthiopia.It can also be used to convert dates from/toGregorian calendar & remind Ethiopian national holidays, Ethiopian Orthodox fasts & feasts and internationally recognized dates.
It is created for all type of mobiles, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Nokia, BlackBerry etc….Available for download in App Store, Google Play (Google market place), Windows Phone market place and source forge!
The Ethiopian calendar (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር yä’Ityoṗṗya zämän aḳoṭaṭär), also called the Ge’ez calendar, is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and also serves as the liturgical calendar for Christians in Eritrea belonging to the Eritrean Orthodox Church,Eastern Catholic Church and Lutheran Evangelical Church of Eritrea. It is based on the older Alexandrian or Coptic calendar, which in turn derives from the Egyptian calendar, but like the Julian calendar, it adds a leap day every four years without exception, and begins the year on August 29 or August 30 in the Julian calendar. A seven- to eight-year gap between the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars results from alternate calculations in determining the date of the Annunciation of Jesus.
Like the Coptic calendar, the Ethiopian calendar has twelve months of 30 days each plus five or six epagomenal days, which comprise a thirteenth month. The Ethiopian months begin on the same days as those of the Coptic calendar, but their names are in Ge’ez. The sixth epagomenal day is added every four years without exception on August 29 of the Julian calendar, six months before the Julian leap day. Thus the first day of the Ethiopian year, 1 Mäskäräm, for years between 1901 and 2099 (inclusive), is usually September 11 (Gregorian), but falls on September 12 in years before the Gregorian leap year.
It is available from the following locations for download
1. for iPhone -> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ethiopian-calendar/id412788415?mt=8&ls=1
2. for Android -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.EtCal
3. for Windows Phone -> http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/ethiopian-calendar/ca6be261-3d25-45ae-9469-e850c6c31091
4. for all Other type of phones -> http://sourceforge.net/projects/etcal