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

Venus: V

(continued)……. I really think that Sarah traveled to more than just France and England. For real. There are just too many « Hottentot » sculptures that coincidentally resemble likenesses of Sarah’s body. Artworks were also sculpted/made to resemble Sarah Baartman. References: Unfortunately, when I started this piece about « Venus » three years ago, it looked like I found a number of URL’s regarding Sarah Baartman. Well, I looked … Continuer de lire Venus: V

Venus: Part II

(continued)……Although her name was Sarah Baartman, her true given name remains a mystery. References: Unfortunately, like billions of other slaves, Sarah was exploited, overworked, overused, mistreated, and more. Although her name continues to pop up, the scant information that is out there about her seems to be more than downplayed to me. In fact, there seems to be such scant information about her, eventhough … Continuer de lire Venus: Part II