Holidays of Ethiopia


Today is Fasika(Easter Sunday). Happy Easter!ፋሲካ « Fasika (Easter) Fasika (Easter) is celebrated after 55 days severe Lent fasting (Hudade or Abye Tsome). Orthodox Tewahedo Christians do not eat meat and diary products for the whole 55 days. Vegetarian meals such as lentils, ground split peas, grains, fruit and varieties of vegetable stew accompanied by injera and/or bread are only eaten on these days. The fist … Continuer de lire Holidays of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Holidays


Today is Adwa Victory Day. « The Battle of Adwa (Tigrinya: ዓድዋ; Amharic: አድዋ; Italian Adua) was the climactic battle of the First Italo-Ethiopian War. Led by Emperor Menelik II, Ethiopian forces defeated an invading Italian force on 1 March 1896, near the town of Adwa in Tigray. The decisive victory thwarted the Kingdom of Italy’s campaign to expand its colonial empire in the Horn of … Continuer de lire Ethiopian Holidays

Holidays of Ethiopia


Today is Timket « In Ethiopia, Epiphany is a far more important holiday than Christmas. Whereas Western Christians commemorate the journey of the Magi in their Epiphany celebrations, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians honor the occasion of Jesus’baptism. Accordingly, they call the festival Timkat (sometimes also spelled « Timqat » or « Timket »), which means « baptism. » Since the Ethiopian Orthodox Church follows a different calendar than that commonly adhered to in … Continuer de lire Holidays of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Holidays


Today is Christmas in Ethiopia! Merry Christmas, Ethiopia! « Ledet (Christmas) Ledet (Christmas) falls on December 29 Ethiopian calendar (January 7 Gregorian calendar). Ledet (Christmas) is celebrated after 43 days fasting known as Tsome Gahad (Advent), with a spectacular procession, which begins at 6 AM and lasts until 9 AM. After the mass service, people go home to break the fast with the meat of chicken … Continuer de lire Ethiopian Holidays