Archive For The “Ethiopia” Category


Enkutatash – Ethiopian New Year

Enkutatash – Ethiopian New Year

Ithiopia still follows the Orthodox Julian calendar which consists of 12 months of 30 days and a 13th month, Pagume, of five or six days, depending on whether or not it is a leap year.

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List of Ethiopian Kings – Haile Selassie I lineage

List of Ethiopian Kings – Haile Selassie I lineage

List of Ethiopian Kings by H.I.H. Tafari Makonnen, June 19, 1922

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The Battle of Adwa – March 2nd 1896

The Battle of Adwa – March 2nd 1896

Ethiopia was the only African country that was still completely free from European domination at the end of the 19th Century. This does not mean that no European country had tried to take over Ethiopia.

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Biblical References to Ethiopia

Biblical References to Ethiopia

Ethiopia is largely mentioned in the Bible.

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The Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant

To trace the history of the Ark’s arrival in Ithiopia it is important to begin with the visit of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, to King Solomon.

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Timkat – Epiphany

Timkat – Epiphany

On Ketera (the eve of Timkat) the Tabots, covered in ornamental cloths to prevent the gaze of the people, are taken by the priests with much ceremony to a tent near a pool or stream.

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Ethiopian Christmas – Liddet /Genna/Qiddus Bala Wald

Ethiopian Christmas – Liddet /Genna/Qiddus Bala Wald

Ithiopian names for Christmas are Liddet, Genna and also Qiddus Bala Wald.

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Lidät – the Rastafarian Christmas – by Masimba Musodza

Lidät – the Rastafarian Christmas – by Masimba Musodza

Tradition has it that Balthasar, one of the Three Kings, was from Ethiopia, and is often depicted as a Black man even in the West.

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Victory Day – Miyazya 27 2001 / May 5th 2009

Victory Day – Miyazya 27 2001 / May 5th 2009

Photo report from 2009 Anniversary of the Victory Day in Addis Ababa at Megabit Hiya Sabat Square, with the many living Patriarchs and Matriarchs of both the Ethio-Italian War and the Korean War.

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