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

Will They Eat Tomorrow?


Will they eat tomorrow? That is the question. This question is directed towards countries all over the world. Will the starving ones make it on the morrow? Will a smile replace the sorrow? Some say, « So! » The obvious answer is no. A lone toddler in India lies upon a tall trash heap. No need to hurl the insults. The first thing that comes to my … Continuer de lire Will They Eat Tomorrow?