Like Prince said: “Let’s party like it’s 1999!” Well, atleast in Ethiopia that is.
The country uses the ancient Coptic calendar. It is about seven years behind the more widely used Gregorian calendar so it is still 1999 there.
The countdown to entering the third millennium on 12 September began with a campaign to plant 60 million trees.
Ethiopia expects many thousands of visitors to come to Addis Ababa for its millennium celebrations in about 90 days.
For more information on Ethiopian culture and the festivities that will be taking place this coming September: