Saturday, March 29, 2014

Meskel festival preparation in Ethiopia

Meskel holyday starts from 327 A.D. but the idea of MESKEL extends back to the day of Jesus Christ. This holyday is in the same day with queen Eleni of Ethiopia found the cross which Jesus Christ died upon during 327 A.D. When the cross went to Rome history told that the people there were celebrating the day. Meskel is not only about the cross it includes different other histories in the Bible. Now the cross is found in Gishen Mariam church, Ethiopia.

In this Ethiopian religious and cultural festival the people that participating the ceremony are the whole Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Christians and others like tourists and Christian followers from different countries. In Meskel festival the churches present different religious shows and the number of these participants of the churches depend on the number of the Christians who will come out to the public to celebrate this day since Meskel is one of the two Ethiopian Orthodox holydays that are celebrated in the public along with Timket.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Timket holyday in Ethiopia

As of a luck extraordinary geography, art of architectures, religious festivals and many other fascinating cultures are characters of the east African country, Ethiopia. The people of Ethiopia respect their culture and heritages had been passing there cultures and architectural heritages from generation to generation for many centuries and they are still doing it. Today I will tell you guys about one of the cultural and religious holydays in Ethiopia, Timket.

Among Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church and people Timket festival is a great day. In this holyday there will be religious songs and furthermore there will be non-religious, cultural songs and activities. The dressing fashion of this special festival is unique which accounts for the breath taking appearance of the priests, other members of the church and the Christian population. There is even a quote in Amharic, Ethiopian national language “Le Timket yalhone kemis yibetates” that indicate every people should wear their best for Timket holyday.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ethiopia the birth place of coffee

Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind: birth place of coffee and books among many other civilization. It is where the endogenous coffee berry was first discovered and where coffee has been cultivated for centuries. Ethiopians have been growing, roasting and cultivating coffee nearly for about a millennium.

There is no place on earth more suited for growing coffee than the mountains and plateaus, the rich volcanic soils, the temperate climate and the unspoiled forest which create a unique environment where coffee trees thrive and diversified. And no people on earth are committed for nurturing the plants that produce the beverage cherish on the world. Ethiopia is inviting all people involved in the cultivation, processing, sail and consumption of its coffee to share in equal distribution of its bounty.

The Ethiopian trade market licencing initiative is the process that honors Ethiopia's commitment to providing the world with the best environmentally respectful coffee in the world.Ethiopia consumes around half the coffee it produces its diverse population of small farmers provide coffee with their own and unique techniques of cultivating coffee. There is to roast and to grind it in a traditional way. There is also consumption of coffee hull, or the outer cover of the dry buni coffee plus on different celebrations and religious ceremonies the people of habesha (Ethiopians) drink coffee.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Gambela National Park's Korke, Ethio travel and tourism

A person who moved to the west Ethiopian part, Gambela National Park can see many different wild animals. One of them is white ear korke, Korke is a type of antelope and it feeds on grass. An average Korke has about 92 cm height and 105 kg weight. Korke is one of animal species among which travel seasonally. This unique animal choses dry and grass land but it doesn’t get far from water.

The male Korke has spirally shaped horn while the females doesn’t have any horn at all. This Korke lives in group with definite boarders depending on the time the number of this animal in any group might get increase of decrease. The main factor which determines the largeness of the group is the food available in that place and the suitable condition of the area. In their seasonal travel from place to place the number of Korkes increases largely because many groups join together and their nu.ber decreases once again once they reach their destination.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Emperor Lalibela

Lalibela, a new King from a new dynasty build a new holy capital. Today Emperor Lalibela’s legacy lives on in the physical splendor of the Rock churches and their traditions of their guardian priests.

Like for example here is one traditional quote from the priests of Lalibela Rock Churches:

My blessed people and congregation, Churches without no mud, no wood and no cement you can not find anything in the rest of the world. You are all blessed because you are here this place was built by God.

Every year in the day of St. George peregrines gather to celebrate a belief that has endured here for 16 centuries. These people of Ethiopia belief God brought the Arc of Covenant and the template of the Ten Commandments to their lands. On holy days today priests carry on their heads the replicates of the templates. The people of Ethiopia have been carving churches from mountains for thousands of years. The eleven churches of Lalibela symbolizes that achievement to the rest of the world. The King Lalibela became legend and his stories are still told by the monks.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ethiopian Highlands

Ethiopian Highlands, The Roof of Africa
The Ethiopian highlands are also considered as the roof of Africa. 30 million years ago these Ethiopian different highlands were a single plateau at the size of current day Spain. The continued erosion of this highland created many highlands that separated by canyons. Ethiopian highlands supported different animals found nowhere else in the world. The Gelada Baboon for example is one of the endemic animal in those Ethiopian highlands and has a brain capable of living in vertical cliffs in which a single slip could cause death.

Those Geladas are unique on only one of those plateau and they are covered by a large fur. They are the highest dwelling primates on the earth ranging up to 4500 meters. Geladas are the most sociable monkeys on the earth and they live in many numbers. In these highlands Ethiopian endemic animal species, Gelada Baboons share a place of grazing antelopes but Geladas are the only peculiar animal species up here in the roof of Africa.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Arc of the Covenant

Church of Arc of the CovenantEthiopians legend says the Arc was moved from Jerusalem while King Solomon was still alive. The son of Solomon, Menelik, the son he had from queen of Sheba is said to brought Arc of the Covenant to Axum, Ethiopia nearly 3000 years ago. The arc is believed to be a great gift of God which tells the secret of creation
There is only one monk inside the building and no other person is allowed to enter the building.

This monk is praying all his life inside he can't even talk to any tourists.
It is said that the Arc of the Covenants have the 10 commandments and it is in a gold box. In Axum there are other architects which leads at least 2000 years back. To see its civilization and relationship of ancient Ethiopian Emperors with King Solomon of Jerusalem.