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

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O.K. Now, Nigga. What??!!

O.K. Now Nigga What???!! There is a new Kentucky Fried Chicken in Africa! I have read that Africa was referred to in its entirety as a « shit hole country ». Well, hell. I actually thought the same fucking thing! Africa has a very rich, great, and authentic history. It is where civilization started! However, today? Apparently, Africa is riddled with warfare( and … Continuer de lire O.K. Now, Nigga. What??!!

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

Venus: Part III

(continued)…. I think that Sarah was African royalty. Lots of African royals were sent into the slave trade as slaves. Although I do not have any proof, here are some references of royals turned slaves. This is only some. Just some folks: 6 African royals who were captured and sold into slavery Sarah Forbes Bonetta: the Captive African Princess Gifted to Queen Victoria … Continuer de lire Venus: Part III

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