What festivals are celebrated in Ethiopia?

What are important holidays in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia observes the following national holidays:

  • Leddet (Christmas) 6 or 7 January.
  • Timkat (Epiphany) 19 or 20 January.
  • Victory of Adwa Commemoration Day 2 March.
  • Good Friday March or April.
  • Easter Saturday March or April.
  • International Labour Day 1 May.
  • Ethiopian Patriots’ Victory Day (also known as Liberation Day) 5 May.

What are traditional festivals?

Among the most lively celebrations are those in Kumasi, Akwapim, Akrapong, Akuapem and Akwamu. More frequently held is the Akwasidae festival, which takes place at Kumasi’s Manhyia Palace twice during each of the nine 42-day cycles, or adae, into which their annual calendar is divided.

Why is Ethiopia 7 years?

A gap of seven to eight years between the Ge’ez and Gregorian calendars results from an alternative calculation in determining the date of the Annunciation. The Ge’ez calendar has twelve months of thirty days plus five or six epagomenal days, which comprise a thirteenth month.

What year is Ethiopia in 2020?

While it is year 2020 globally, Ethiopia on September 11 entered the year 2013 and the people in the country celebrated the new year amid the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. You may be wondering why the East African country is seven years behind the rest of the world.

What are the 2 types of festivals?

Types of festivals

  • Religious festivals.
  • Arts festivals.
  • Food and drink festivals.
  • Seasonal and harvest festivals.
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Which festival do fantes celebrate?

Ayerye: Celebrated by the Fantes; Oguaa Fetu Afahye festival – Which is celebrated, every year in the first week of September, in the Central region of Ghana.