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

Black Eyed Peas and Rice


Hello, Steve! It is now one day past New Year’s eve! Yay! I have a secret to tell you New Year’s day. Today I wore my bling scrunchy. My K.F.C. chicken was extra crunchy. About last night: How long did you stay up? Were you out past midnight? Was that blueberry champagne that you had? It was more than a cup. Was there anything to … Continuer de lire Black Eyed Peas and Rice

Will You Party Tonight?


Right now I feel a fright! My new year’s outfit has not even been ordered yet! That means that it is not yet in sight! Oh, my God! Where is Todd! He has a hot bod! Everyone else looks just…..alright. Her skirt is too tight. These plams absolutely must not fail! I will not give up this time and say, Oh well. » There are a … Continuer de lire Will You Party Tonight?