Contributed by Sara Genene
We continue our journey on the top five reasons why you must make a trip to Addis Ababa. After speaking about discovering hidden treasures and coffee, we bring you the number three reason to make this city a mandatory stop. The culture of Ethiopia beckons you.
Addis Ababa is an arena for many colorful festivals, Ethiopian holidays and events, which are a perfect reflection of the distinctive Ethiopian culture and its people.
Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) and Meskel (Finding of the True Cross) are holidays that Ethiopians celebrate colorfully and with great cheer in September.
Genna (Ethiopian Christmas) falls on January 7. It is one of the religious holidays, celebrated by mesmerizing Ethiopian church service.
Two weeks after Ethiopian Christmas comes Timket (the feast of Epiphany). One of the greatest festivals in the country, it is a three-day affair with vibrant parades.
January and February are wedding season in Ethiopia and it is in the city of Addis Ababa where you can witness enthralling Ethiopian wedding ceremonies.
Fasika (Ethiopian Easter Holiday) is another religious holiday celebrated after 54 days fasting; it is also a three-day affair…
The many feasts of Fasika
If you have any special memories of a vist to Addis, please write in.
Tomorrow, we bring you reason number four for visiting Addis. Here’s a clue – Women in particular enjoy this!