FILSETA: Ethiopian Feast Of Saint Mary The Virgin

Flseta Ethiopian Assumption Day 1

Ethiopian Orthodox religion devotees, commemorates a day which worldwide known as Assumption day, by fasting for 15 days (August 7 -21) which locally know as Tsome Filseta.

It is on the 16th day (August 22,2017), devotees break the fasting by a traditional feast with family and friends in the morning  after attending a soul nourishing and mesmerizing church service usually held throughout the night revering Saint Mary The Virgin.

 

The day is also celebrated by unique Ethiopian tradition known as Ashenda.

Happy Holidays!

 

About Sara Genene

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2 Responses to FILSETA: Ethiopian Feast Of Saint Mary The Virgin

  1. Are you back in Ethiopia? I love the glimpses of your culture.

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