Category Archives: Historical Culture

Ethiopian Christmas Genna Janauary 7th

While the Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, Ethiopia still retains the ancient Julian calendar in which Christmas falls on January 7th (of the Gregorian calendar.) The Ethiopian name given to Christmas is Ledet or Genna which, according … Continue reading

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Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

April 4th marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership of the non-violent civil rights movement in the United States. He was assassinated at the Lorraine … Continue reading

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The Battle of Adwa

The Battle of Adwa took place on 1st and 2nd March 1896 at Adwa in northern Ethiopia. The Battle occurred at a time when European nations were engaged in the scramble for Africa. Notably, at the Berlin Conference in 1884-85, … Continue reading

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Ethiopia in the Middle Ages

Article from the original Voice of Ethiopia Saturday September 11th, 1937 This Historical data was printed with the permission of Professor William L. Hansberry of Howard University and the Ethiopian Research Council of Washington, D.C. The foregoing references and traditions-all … Continue reading

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5000 Ethiopian Manuscripts outside of Ethiopia

Local 3 A Serious Question of Ethiopian Studies Five Thousand Ethiopian Manuscripts Abroad, and the International Community by Dr Richard Panhurst Introduction Ethiopic, or Ge’ez, manuscripts [hereafter MSS] are of fundamental importance for scholarship. Ethiopic literature formed a major part … Continue reading

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