Timkat, Ethiopia

Of all the various religious festivals such as Ledet or Genna (Christmas), Meskel (Finding the True Cross), Fasika (Easter), among many others, Timkat (Epiphany) is the biggest and most colorful […]

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Emperor Haile Selassie considered moving the capital from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar – that says much about the city. Distinctively famous for its wide avenues, shaded by rows of […]

Enkutatash: Celebrating Ethiopian & Eritrean New Year

Long before 2001 when terrorist attacks on the United States turned 9/11 into a dark, sad memorial, September 11 marked the beginning of the New Year and celebration of Enkutatash in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Unlike most parts […]

Ethiopia: The Land of Origins

If there is a country on the African continent whose cultural diversity, natural beauty and rich heritage matches that of the glorious history of Egypt, it is certainly Ethiopia whose […]