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.

Flseta Ethiopian Assumption Day 2

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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