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We have a conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management Today and Tomorrow at Arbaminch university. I n that connection the university hosted adinner. I went to attend the dinner very hesitantly as I am a vegetarian. To my surprise there were about 20 vegetarian dishes. There was also Ethiopian company at that food counter. I acme to know that some of them FAST for 30 days before the birth of Christ.It is like our Dhanurmaasam. Ofcourse when they say they are fasting they do not eat animal products. Fish is considerd by them , jews and Bengalees as a vegetarian food.They fast on wednes days and fridays every week. They are called Orthodox christians.
Ethiopian Christmas is on Jan 7th. THeir year has 13 months. 12 months of 30 days and one month of 5 or 6 days. You dont get paid salary for the13th month.
Their zero hour is at 6am, that is,it starts with sun rise This is like a Hindu day.
I have also met one Dr. Fanta ( I hope I spelt it right) His name means a substitute. When A person dear to the family dies the next child borne in the family is considered his substitute. Is it not like in India?
They respect old people and address as them father and mother. I like their culture which is like our own.they generally talk in low voice and politely If they sound impolite it is because they do not English well

Written by kavanasarma

December 3, 2010 at 4:33 am

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  1. This time, it appears, that you are analyzing the cultural traits of Ethiopians. Have you ever wondered why their X-mas is on 7th July? I think the winter solstice, which is a Pagan festival is replaced by the birth day of the mythical prophet, Jesus. Hence depending on the date change of solstice, the birth date has changed depending on the date of their church.The dates vary from Jan 16 to Dec 25, which was the limit after the acceptanceGregorian calender.

    V. V. S. Sarma

    December 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm


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