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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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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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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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FETIRA: Harar’s Breakfast Bliss

To take the local flavor in, there is nothing like having breakfast at one of the eateries where locals patronize. Obviously, it is not the kind of buffet breakfast waiting for you down stairs at the hotel; rather it is … Continue reading

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FASIKA: The Eloquent Pieces Of Ethiopian Easter Holiday

Fasika (Easter Holiday) is one of the national and religious holidays of Ethiopia. Year after year Fasika is being celebrated in a most spiritually mesmerizing church service, earnest, unique and beautiful traditions throughout the country by Christian Ethiopians. The very … Continue reading

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Gulban: Ethiopian Last Supper

Here in Ethiopian Tselote Hamus (Last Supper) is being honored by preparing Gulban – a simple traditional dish made out of wheat grain and Ethiopian Fava Beans. It is at this time of year that family, loved ones, neighbors and … Continue reading

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