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...
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...
Palm Sunday (Hosa-ina)

Palm Sunday (Hosa-ina)

Palm Sunday (Hosa-ina) The triumphal advent of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem is commomerated both by the clergy who spread palm branches cermonially and the devotees who decorate themselves with palm leaves on their head and as ring on their fingers as...
Easter (Fa-sika)

Easter (Fa-sika)

Easter (Fa-sika) date shifts (April 16 2017) End of Lent (55 days abstention from consuming any animal product by Ethiopian Orthodox...
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