Genna : The unique traditions of Ethiopian Christmas

Genna : The unique traditions of Ethiopian Christmas

Selamta Magazine January 3,2017 Christmas in Ethiopia, like most other Christian holidays, is celebrated in its own unique way. Falling on January 7th, the holiday of Genna (also known as Lidet, or “birthday”), does not hold as prominent a place on the Ethiopian calendar as it does in other parts of the world. Easter (Fasika) […]

Walk with pilgrims on a journey to Lalibela, Ethiopia’s New Jerusalem : CNN

Walk with pilgrims on a journey to Lalibela, Ethiopia’s New Jerusalem : CNN

By Thomas Page, CNN Updated 1057 GMT (1857 HKT) November 16, 2016 (CNN) From all corners of a nation they come, often walking for hundreds of miles barefoot: Ethiopian Orthodox Christians on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Their destination is Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia. A town of approximately 20,000 people, Lalibela’s population swells five-fold in […]

Best places in Ethiopia, shrinking hand luggage allowances and volunteer cruising

Best places in Ethiopia, shrinking hand luggage allowances and volunteer cruising

Fionn Davenport The Irish Times Published on June 20,2015 FIVE TOP SIGHTS IN ETHIOPIA Ethiopian Airlines debuted their direct route from Addis Ababa to Dublin today (and onward to Los Angeles). As a result, Ethiopia promises to be an exciting new destination for many visitors: here are five places that should feature on any itinerary. […]

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