Winter: Luxembourg City

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Timket: Ethiopian Epiphany Celebration In Gondar

In honoring Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) Celebration, I present an excerpt from an article published on The global S.E.E Africa Magazine about Timket and a video showing the highlights of Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) celebration in Gondar.

” Timket is centuries – old but still existing spectacular tradition of Epiphany celebration that displays great worship. It is the holiest Ethiopian Orthodox Christians festival commemorating the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in river Jordan.”

” Timket is three days festival. The annual Timket celebration takes place across Ethiopia on January 19th (20th in a leap year). It is during Ketera (Eve of Timket) that the holy Tabots (replica of the ark of covenant) is taken from the altars of every church, being carried by priests, escorted by devotees in huge colorful procession to the main sites of the festival around water – baptismal pool known as Timkete Bahir. “

Happy Holidays!

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Ketera: Ethiopian Epiphany Celebration In Gondar

In honoring Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) Celebration, I present an excerpt from an article published on The global S.E.E Africa Magazine about Timket and a video showing the highlights of Ketera (The eve of Ethiopian Epiphany) in Gondar.

” Timket is centuries – old but still existing spectacular tradition of Epiphany celebration that displays great worship. It is the holiest Ethiopian Orthodox Christians festival commemorating the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in river Jordan.”

” Timket is three days festival. The annual Timket celebration takes place across Ethiopia on January 19th (20th in a leap year). It is during Ketera (Eve of Timket) that the holy Tabots (replica of the ark of covenant) is taken from the altars of every church, being carried by priests, escorted by devotees in huge colorful procession to the main sites of the festival around water – baptismal pool known as Timkete Bahir. “

To Be Continued…

 

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Circular Walk Luxembourg City

From the 201 circular walks guide book of Luxembourg, I picked the 6.2 km long trail within Luxembourg city in order to honor wanderlust.

The reward was discovering the beautiful Luxembourg city and here is a video showing the highlights from the circular walk of Luxembourg city.

Enjoy!

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Dräikinneksdag: The Day Of The Three Kings

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On January 6th while I was celebrating Ethiopian Christmas eve in the Grand Duchy, my Ethiopian gastronomic journey here in Europe brings yet another traditional treat on my plate.

Galette des rois is a pastry tart, which traditionally eaten here in Luxembourg on the feast of the Epiphany, to commemorate the The Three Wise Men or Kings, who traveled to visit Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

The pastry tart comes with golden cardboard crown, for a person who finds the bean (a figurine) in a piece of tart, to wear as an entitlement of being king or queen for the day.

Fortunately, a colorful little figurine was hiding in my piece of delicious tart and I was being able to make a beautiful memory of being a queen for the day.

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Food and Memories!

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Christmas: Chocolate Yule Log With Ethiopian Coffee

Yule Log and Ethiopian Coffee

It’s one of the eloquent details of interracial marriage, where two cultures come together, to create something unique.

This traditional combination emanates from a home, where two Christmas celebrations are taking place on different days.

Besides Dec 25th Christmas celebration, Ethiopian Christmas (Genna), which takes place on January 7, is the second Christmas celebration for this household somewhere in Europe.

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A chocolate Yule Log (Bûche de Noël), traditionally eaten in France and Belgium as a Christmas desert. In this household it’s known as ‘Kerstsronk’ in Flemish.

Flemish usually pare this traditional Christmas desert with coffee and this is when a traditional Ethiopian coffee (ye Jebena Bunna) comes in – representing an Ethiopian and a Flemish celebrating Christmas as one.

Merry Christmas!

 

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Michelangelo: Madonna of Bruges

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