Category Archives: Dates: Jan-Jun

Coral Gardens 1963 incident

Rastas mark 50th anniversary of bloody Coral Gardens incident Rastafarians on Holy Thursday March 28 created a moving sea of red, green and gold through the streets of the Corporate Area. As part of the anniversary observances, the Rastafari Millennium … Continue reading

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Genna – Ethiopian Christmas

January 7th Members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church fast on Christmas Eve before gathering outdoors to pray and chant. They then move into churches for mass, which can last for over 3 hours. Ethiopians rarely give gifts other than small … Continue reading

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Timket – Feast of Epiphany

January 19th The three day festival of Timket begins 12 days after Genna, celebrating the baptism of Christ. Ethiopians wear traditional white garments and priests wear red and white ornate robes and carry embroidered umbrellas. The sistrum (percussion instrument) tinkles, … Continue reading

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