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The Beautiful Traditions and Culture of Ethiopia

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Discover the Vibrant Culture of Ethiopia

Culture of Ethiopia : Ethiopia is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country located in the horn of Africa. Its culture and traditions date back more than 3,000 years and reflect the ethnic diversity of the country. Ethiopia is truly a land of discovery, with a rich and fascinating history, brilliant and beautiful art and architecture, and a vibrant music and dance scene.

History of Ethiopia - EPHREMTUBE
Ethiopian Culture

Clothing | ልብስ

One of the most distinctive aspects of Ethiopian culture is its traditional clothing, which is made from a cloth called Shemma and used to create the "Habesha lebes." Shemma is a cotton fabric that is woven in colorful patterns and worn by both men and women.

Culture of Ethiopia | Ethiopian Traditional Cloth
Ethiopian Clothing

Cuisine | ምግብ

Ethiopian cuisine is also renowned for its unique flavors and ingredients. Traditional Ethiopian food typically includes a variety of vegetable and meat side dishes and entrees, such as the famous Doro Wot, which is a spicy chicken stew with boiled eggs. Pork is forbidden in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and during fasting periods, food is prepared without any meat or dairy products.

Culture of Ethiopia | Ethiopian Traditional Food
Ethiopian Food
Culture of Ethiopia | Ethiopian Traditional Food
Ethiopian Food
Culture of Ethiopia | Ethiopian Traditional Food
Ethiopian Food


In addition to its food and clothing, Ethiopian culture is also characterized by its music, dance, art, and literature. Ethiopian music is known for its distinctive rhythms and instruments, such as the kirar (a lyre-like stringed instrument) and the masinko (a single-stringed bowed instrument). Ethiopian dance is also highly expressive and often accompanied by music and song. Overall, Ethiopia's culture is a rich and diverse tapestry that continues to fascinate and inspire people around the world.

Holidays | በዓላት

Date Name Remarks
September 11 Ethiopian New year ( Inqutatash)
September 27 Finding of the True Cross ( Mesqel)
October 24 End of the holy month of Ramadan ( Id al_fitr) Varies
January 7 Christmass ( Gena or Lidet)
January 10 Fest of the Sacrifice (Id al_adha) varies
January 19 Fest of Epiphany ( Timket ) Varies
April 11 Birth day of propheMuhammed ( Mewlid an Nabi) Varies
April 21 Orthodox Good fryday ( Siqlet) crucification varies
April 23 Orthodox Easter ( Fasika) varies
April 24 Easter monday -public holyday
May 1 Internatioanl Workers day( ye wezaderoch Qen)
May 5 Patriots' Day ( Arbegnoch Qen)
May 28 National Day Downfall of Dereg Regim
August 18 Buhe


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