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Ethiopian New Years Day, falling on September 11 in the Gregorian calendar (or September 12 Gregorian leap year), marks the perfect season, when daisies (adey abeba) starts to blossom in the midst of the green countryside, after the long rains end. The sun comes out shyly as the rains subside, as if nature is celebrating the change of the year; as well .As with many Ethiopian traditions, New Years Day has a story of its own. The day is linked to the Queen of Sheba, her famous travel to Jerusalem, and what happened afterward.  When she got back her chiefs prepared her a homecoming celebration complete with jewelry for her   fingers, saying, “Enku le tatash,” which “means, A diamond for your fingers.”This was   shortened to “Enkutatash.” On the eve, people light a bundle of sticks, called a chibo, and chant, “Eyoha abebaye Meskerem tebaye”. On the day of, little girls visit their neighbors singing” Abebayehosh,”while boys give colorful drawings.

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  • start: Tuesday September 11, 2018
    end: Wednesday September 12, 2018
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    price: $ 0 /Person