Today is the day that Christmas (genna) is celebrated in Ethiopia, and the Epiphany is celebrated on January 19th. Unfortunately, I know very little about how Ethiopians celebrate either of these holidays, and have made it my mission to learn more so that I can properly celebrate next year. For now, I plan to cook an Ethiopian feast of doro wat, kik wat and injera (no, I am not making the injera) tomorrow and celebrate with some fellow Ethiopian adopters. We’ll have baked ziti as a backup in case my wat is not up to par. If I can figure out how, I will post some pictures of our girls all dressed up in their Ethiopian outfits. On the 18th we are meeting other adoptive families at our local Ethiopian restaurant. I am hoping to use that as an opportunity to expose our children to the traditions of the Ethiopian holiday.
If you have come across any good resources on the subject of these Ethiopian holidays, please leave a comment here. I’d also love to hear what others are doing to celebrate.
Thanks – and Merry Genna!