Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's Christmas. Again!

Today is Ghenna or Ethiopian Christmas.

The Ethiopian Christmas, known locally as Ganna after a hockey-like game the shepherds played when Jesus was born, usually falls on the old Julian calendar date of 7 January. The celebration has a gently festive air, especially on Christmas Eve in Addis, where people gather to eat, drink and dance.

Though we aren't celebrating Ghenna this year, we are working on adding an annual celebration into our family traditions. Hopeful on this day next year we will be eating Ethiopian food, playing games, and dancing to Ethiopian music. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!


Jenny and Matt said...

Happy Ghenna!

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