Ashenda

Ashenda

A-shen-da – August A traditional festivity of the end of the short fasting season among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in Tigray & Wollo, called Fil-seta, in which singing girls dance together wearing tall grass decoration around their lower trunk (origin of...
New Year (Enqu-ta-tash)

New Year (Enqu-ta-tash)

New Year (Enqu-ta-tash) 11 September (12 September in Leap Year)  The Ethiopian Calendar is similar to, but not the same as, the Julian calendar. Singing girls bring bunches of the Mesqel Daisy (Adey Abeba) in groups to each homestead of their neighborhood, signifying...
Ir-recha

Ir-recha

Ir-recha – 5 October Thanks giving ceremony of the Oromo people, called Ir-rech marks the beginning of the sunny season, just after the rains that have turned everything green. Ceremony takes place near a water body like at Lake Hora in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) 50km out...
In Gondar

In Gondar

In Gondar Sightseeing tour of Gondar with a visit to: the castle grounds 17th c, the Bath of Fasiladas, the Debre Birhan Silassie Monastery, the market place & Woleqa Village of Ethiopian Jews with a possibility of extending to either Kossoye or Sankaber in the...
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