Ethiopian Culture / Ethiopian Identity / Family / Holidays / Immigrant Life / Popular Culture

Found In the USA: Yours, Mine and Ours

The last time I wore habesha kemis was on November 25, 2013, from approximately 4:00am to 9:00pm. But that’s nothing. My real record was the time before that. I wore one for over twenty-four hours from 6:00pm on August 3, 2011 until around 8:00am on August 4, 2011. That’s allowing for time spent sleeping with … Continue reading

Ethiopian Culture / Ethiopian Identity / Family / Holidays / Immigrant Life / Travel: Ethiopia

Eating Alone

Long long ago, as mortals have done since The Fall, so did Mary the mother of Jesus. She died. Sources better informed than I ( = sources informed) tell me that the filseta fast that I currently find myself a little over halfway through has been held every year since then-ish by Orthodox Christians in … Continue reading