Time in Ethiopia

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The time zone in Ethiopia is East Africa Time (EAT) (UTC+03:00). [1] The IANA time zone database identifier is Africa/Addis Ababa. [2]

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Ethiopia does not observe daylight saving time. [3]

Date and time notation

Almost all Ethiopians use a 12-hour clock system. [4] 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 convention is that 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). [5] Therefore, the local population could be said to effectively observe UTC-03:00 in terms of the numbering of hours and their association with 24-hour days, with the exception of the hour from 6:00 AM EAT to 6:59 AM EAT.

As of 2015, the 12-hour system remained common, despite pressure to follow international norms. [6]

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References

  1. "Ethiopia Time Zone - Ethiopia Current Time". www.timetemperature.com.
  2. ISO 3166-2:ET#Current codes
  3. "Daylight Saving Time Changes 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia". www.timeanddate.com.
  4. "Travel Tips".
  5. http://www.greenlandethiopia.com/eng/ethiopia2.htm
  6. "If you have a meeting in Ethiopia, you'd better double check the time". The World (radio program) . 2015-01-30. Archived from the original on 2015-02-01.