Category Archives: culture

Ethiopian Cultural Event Compendium


A day of celebration in honoring ETHIOPIAN CULTURE via art, music, traditional costume, food, drink and dance; here in the rhythmic cosmopolitan African City – Addis Ababa. Leading armchair travelers from all over the world, through one of the many … 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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MESKEL: Ethiopian Feast Of Exaltation Of Holy Cross


Meskel is a yearly religious Ethiopian holiday in commemorating the discovery of the true cross by Queen Eleni (Queen Helena) in the 14th century. The actual Meskel holiday occurs on September 27 GC or September 28 in leap years. The … Continue reading

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The Colorful ENKUTATASH Paintings By Ethiopian Boys


One of the most brightening Ethiopian New Year’s gifts you can receive from ETHIOPIA during Enkutatash Celebration here in Ethiopia is simply the colorful Enkutatash paintings illustrated by Ethiopian boys. Early in the morning during New Year’s day …Ethiopian boys in particular … 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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KOLO: The Cherished Ethiopian Snack


Ethiopia has an innate and fascinating history of grain based culinary tradition.  Accordingly many Ethiopian knows how to indulge their body and soul with different kinds of nutritious and healthy grains whether by making a national staple food out of … Continue reading

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The Aura Of ASHENDA Over Addis Ababa


Ashenda is a particular religious and cultural celebration which takes place at the end of Ethiopian year (August – September) in most of the Northern Ethiopia regions. Ashenda takes place right after the two-week-long Lent Offering (Tsome Filseta) – which … Continue reading

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