Time Across Cultures (Ethiopia)

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Having done my 20×20 presentation on the perception of times in different cultures, it was a pleasant find to come across this article from Public International Radio– “If you have a meeting in Ethiopia, you’d better double check the time.” The article details the two ways to tell time in Ethiopia. One is the the traditional 24 hour clock, while the other is 12 hour clock, which is commonly used due to the country’s proximity to the Equator and consistent daylight throughout the year. Thus, 7 AM would equate 1 o’clock in the daylight hours while 7PM would equal 1 o’clock on the 12 hour clock for  night time hours.

Hopefully that was just a tad bit confusing.

Listen to story from the article below: 

 

 

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