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Ethioia kaburlu-their christmas

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According to Ethiopians christ was born on jan 7/8th ,2004 yars backThey observe a fasting period of 40 days before the birth date of christ in anticipation of the great event
Fasting means not eating products of animal origin
However on the day of their christmas several oxen sheep and goats are killed and eaten partly raw with chillipowder called berbere .It is goddu mamsam with goddukaram in telugu!
It reminds me of The vdiksha of Ayyappa bhakthaas who stay away from alcohol for a similar period and break the diksha similarly


Written by kavanasarma

January 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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  1. You are probably aware that Christmas now refers to the birth of Christ, a real or even a mythical person. You may also note that X-mas is celebrated between Dec 25 – Jan17. The truth is that before the spread of the religion with Jesus as final prophet people were celebrating winter solistice (in Northern Hemisphere)
    which now occurs on 21 Dec. At the beginning of CE, it was probably celebrated on 25 Dec. It was convenient to replace it with the new found prophet’s birthday The aim was to make people forget solistice. In India it is celebrated on Jan 14 because the Panchangas continue to use Nirayana system. Easter is similalry Mesha sankramana, (Incidentally X-mas is becoming Pedda Panduga in AP now)
    That is why very old churches celebrate Jan 7 or 15 the day winter solistice was celebrated in that country

    V V S Sarma

    January 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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