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A subdued Meskel

Inside the restaurant known for its mouthwatering Kifto in Bole, by Yod Abyssinia Cultural Restaurant, this year’s celebration of Meskel festivities is in some ways somber. There were a much smaller crowd of people than the place is used to pre–COVID-19 pandemic, but that did not mean the day was not marked, with people eager to showcase the unique culture of the Gurage people.

Price-tag: Easter shopping

Followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church are preparing to celebrate Easter, this Sunday, a week after the rest of the Christian community across the world. Finishing up the longest lent season in Ethiopian orthodox tradition — Tsome-Hudade—Easter heralds the end of the two-month vegan diet for millions of Ethiopian.