Category Archives: Culture and Tradition

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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Ethiopian Epiphany: Timket And Gondar


“Supreme spiritual delight is a guarantee for all travelers around the world while visiting the cradle of humanity – Ethiopia. The sacredness of visiting Ethiopia lies on coming back Home – visiting the grandmother of all humanity – and being … Continue reading

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Ethiopian New Year Song


A particular song about New Year, is an integral part of Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) celebration in Ethiopia. In giving homage to the coming New Year, which Ethiopia is going to welcome on September 11, 2017, I picked two cherished … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Coffee: Little piece of Home


As an Ethiopian, to experience a little piece of home, making Ethiopian traditional coffee and roasted sweet corn for finding more comfort from home while living abroad is the best way to go. While having coffee in Luxembourg, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Shopping: Ethiopian Traditional Wedding Dress


As always here in Ethiopia many weddings are going to take place after Abey Tsome (long lent offering) comes to an end on May 1, 2016 for this year. Ethiopian brides to be, go shopping for Ethiopian traditional wedding dress … Continue reading

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The Eloquent Pieces Of Ethiopian New Year Celebration


Today while celebrating Enkutatash – Ethiopian New Year – I am being inspired by beautiful Ethiopian holiday rituals that I am blessed to be surrounded by and of course actuated to share it with the world through the following photo … 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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