Category Archives: Holidays

FILSETA: Ethiopian Feast Of Saint Mary The Virgin


Ethiopian Orthodox religion devotees, commemorates a day which worldwide known as Assumption day, by fasting for 15 days (August 7 -21) which locally know as Tsome Filseta. It is on the 16th day (August 22,2017), devotees break the fasting by … Continue reading

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Difo Dabo: Ethiopian Holiday Staple


It is that time of year again to be carried away by the smell of warming, earthy and fresh baking bread coming out from almost every Ethiopian house hold … waking up our sense of smell, spurring memories and filling … Continue reading

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What’s Out! ADDIS


Addis Ababa’s very own and highly celebrated What’s Out! ADDIS magazine, brings out one of my most liked blog posts about Ethiopian Easter Holiday – Fasika on its April 2016 issue. It is an honor to get recognition for my … 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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Happy Ethiopian New Year!


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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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