This weekend we were blessed to attend a New Year Celebration (according to the Ethiopian calendar…it’s now 2003 there.) I always enjoy being immersed in Ethiopian culture. I love it.
Great food, dancing, laughter, and different languages scattered throughout.
I love that when each person arrives they make the rounds and greet everyone. everyone. I told my husband when we came out that we don’t do that in our culture. We usually greet our friends and that’s it unless we are forced to.
I was blessed by one recent refugee who told me “America has been sooo good to me” I asked him "really? do you really feel that way?” He answered me “oh yes.” I was blessed to hear that.
I am thankful that we are included in such events and that we are welcomed with open arms.
now I just need my own Ethiopian dress. Next trip to Ethiopia…it’s near the top of the list :)
Everyone being welcomed and the holiday being explained
Wonderful food !
Trying to get Ab to dance…he was a little shy :) he just kept covering his face and giggling.
I am so glad that our world has been expanded to include such beautiful people..inside and out. God has blessed us indeed.