This weekend, we had the privilege of heading out to Toronto to join in the festivities of celebrating Ethiopia New Years. Here's a brief explanation of Ethiopia New Years:
"Ethiopian-Canadian Day Celebration, established in 1999, is an annual event held every September to celebrate Ethiopian New Year and the multicultural diversity of Toronto.
The Ethiopian calendar consists of 13 months: 12 months with 30 days and 1 month (Pagume) with of 5 or 6 days in leap years. Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months behind the Gregorian calendar. Enkutatash - the Ethiopian New Year is celebrated on September 11 or 12th according to the Western or Gregorian calendar or September 1st according to the Ethiopian calendar. Enkutatash is an important festival in lives of Ethiopians."
I was honoured and felt so blessed to be part of these festivities. God has blessed us so richly and I am so thankful that we are able to learn about and embrace our daughter's birth country.
a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs).
continuing to give thanks....
-coffee smells reminding us of Deborah's birth country and our amazing trip there last fall