Time in Ethiopia
Almost all Ethiopians use a 12-hour clock system. 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 12 hour cycle (7:00 AM EAT) rather than midnight (12:00 AM EAT). Therefore, the local population almost effectively observes UTC-03:00.
The current time convention persists despite inroads of international norms.
- ISO 3166-2:ET#Current codes