Category Archives: culture

Bacchus Fountain: From The Esplanade Of Remich

Bacchus Fountain is one of my favorite statues along the Moselle of Luxembourg in Remich – the pearl of the Moselle indeed.  

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Flemish: Ethiopian Gastronomic Journey

Opening the gate to the rich culture and history of Belgium with Flemish regional delights as a key, is still a specific but overwhelming experience for me. ‘Paling in ’t Groen’ is one of Flemish dishes which attracted me first … Continue reading

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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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