Today while celebrating Enkutatash – Ethiopian New Year – I am being inspired by beautiful Ethiopian holiday rituals that I am blessed to be surrounded by and of course actuated to share it with the world through the following photo essay.
Enjoy my Enkutatash Celebration.
Embellishing households with Adey Ababa – yellow daises which blossom at this time of year in Ethiopia.
Young Ethiopian Boys giving out their Enkutatash Paintings.
Wishing a Happy New Year through colorful rituals.
Young Ethiopian girls going door to door singing Enkutatash Song for New Year.
Greeted by Gospel Singers from the Orthodox Church.
No Ethiopian holiday celebration would be complete without Ketema – the freshly cut green grass.
Pile of Injera – Ethiopian National Staple.
Freshly home baked bread – Difo Dabo.
Giving out pieces of bread to Enkutatash singing girls, gospel singers and painting boys.
Enjoying one of Ethiopian Traditional Holiday dishes – Doro Wot
Another Ethiopian Holiday Dish Tibs – Stir Fried Meat.
Local drinks to make the celebration complete.
Home brewed traditional beer – Tela.
Tej – home brewed honey mead – a toast to Enkutatash!
Relishing coffee through Ethiopian Traditional Coffee ceremony.
In honoring treasured Ethiopian regional holiday rituals.