Category Archives: Addis Ababa

Hidar: Annual Feast of The Archangel St. Michael

Hidar is the third month of a yearly Ethiopian calendar which contains thirteen months.  It’s a month when the spirit of new beginning celebration gives away to the anticipation and preparation of the coming big events and celebrations – Genna … Continue reading

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Tsome Kudade: Ethiopian Lent Offering Season

It’s a season, when body and soul merge for sacred duality, when conscious living pervades and when vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes honored more than ever. It’s a season, when fifty something days before every Fasika (Ethiopian Easter) becomes challenging, … Continue reading

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FILSETA: Ethiopian Feast Of Saint Mary The Virgin

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 … Continue reading

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Bird Watching In Ethiopia I

The landscape of Ethiopia is surprisingly diverse as being one of the countries from the horn of Africa. The land of Ethiopia hosts from lush grass land, savanna, forest to desert. This diversity brings out abundance in bird life and … Continue reading

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Difo Dabo: Ethiopian Holiday Staple

It is that time of year again to be carried away by the smell of warming, earthy and fresh baking bread coming out from almost every Ethiopian house hold … waking up our sense of smell, spurring memories and filling … Continue reading

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PAGUMIENE: The 13th Month Of Ethiopian Calendar

Shopping Ethiopian Traditional Clothing For Ethiopian New Year Like the Egyptian Coptic, Ethiopian calendar have a year of 13 months. The first 12 months have 30 days each, and the last 13th month has 5 days and 6 days in … Continue reading

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FIVE LOAVES: Having Breakfast In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

There are many restaurants and cafes established either by an expat to bring their home to another land or a native whom have been abroad for a while brings a foreign experience to their motherland. Positively all these contribute in … Continue reading

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PIASSA: Addis Ababa’s Mesmeric Old Town II

The first episode of this virtual tour of Addis Ababa’s Mesmeric Old Town – Piassa – as the locals would call it, brought to me a challenging but inspiring opportunity of actually escorting visitors of Ethiopia from Germany into my world. … Continue reading

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PIAZZA: Addis Ababa’s Mesmeric Old Town I

Piazza is the heart of Addis Ababa and the old neighborhood which still captures the spirit of the past that invites for exploration. This picturesque Old town’s name is a legacy of the Italian Occupation (1936 – 41 G.C.), thus … Continue reading

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ENKUTATASH: Ethiopia Welcoming Year 2007

The Amharic word Enkutatash means “gift of jewels” in which the Ethiopian New Year’s day eloquently named after besides the two Amharic words–Addis Amet which literally means New Year. Welcoming the New Year right after the rainy season ends when … Continue reading

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