Category Archives: Culture and Tradition

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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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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