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 Post subject: Happy New Year!!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:11 pm 
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In Ethiopia!!! :)

Enkutatash is the name for the Ethiopian New Year, and means “gift of jewels” in the Amharic language. The story goes back almost 3,000 years to the Queen of Sheba of ancient Ethiopia and Yemen who was returning from a trip to visit King Solomon of Israel in Jerusalem, as mentioned in the Bible in I Kings 10 and II Chronicles 9. She had gifted Solomon with 120 talents of gold (4.5 tons) as well as a large amount of unique spices and jewels. When the Queen returned to Ethiopia her chiefs welcomed her with enku or jewels to replenish her treasury.


Celebration - The celebration is both religious and secular. Typically this is the end of the long rainy season and the countryside is covered with yellow daisies. The day begins with church services followed by the family meal. Young children will receive small gifts of money or bread after the girls gather flowers and sing and boys paint pictures of saints. Families visit friends and adults drink Ethiopian beer.

We know missionaries in Ethiopia (in Awasa). They are celebrating the New Year today! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Happy New Year!!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:27 pm 
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Well you're a little LATE! Ours was 10 days ago :ugeek:

https://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints?contentid=188

But, far be it from me to quibble if there's a chance to CELEBRATE :D

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 Post subject: Re: Happy New Year!!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Anna1111 wrote:
Well you're a little LATE! Ours was 10 days ago :ugeek:

https://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints?contentid=188

But, far be it from me to quibble if there's a chance to CELEBRATE :D



I think September is a MARVELOUS month to celebrate newness and re-birth! :D


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