Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

Melkam Addis Amet 2006

This week we celebrated the Ethiopian New Year on 11 September. We are now in 2006 according to the Ethiopian calendar. The whole country came to a standstill in the last few days as celebrations were under way. As New Year’s Day fell on a Wednesday, which is a fasting day in the Ethiopian Orthodox church, many people celebrated on Thursday instead.

This is now my third New Year celebration in Ethiopia, so there is not much I can add to the posts I have written in previous years. In fact, I didn’t celebrate but went for a swim instead. It is still alien to me to celebrate the New Year in September, although psychologically, a new year starts every september, when we come back to Ethiopia after a long summer break and my children start in a new class at school.  As in the previous years, not much happens in Addis in September until after the new year has begun. So just as last year, I start this blog slowly again waiting for more to happen and write about.

2 comments on “Melkam Addis Amet 2006

  1. oeildecat
    September 16, 2013

    Looking forward for more to happen 🙂

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