Melkam Addis Amet (Happy New Year)
Enkutatash is the Ethiopian New Year, celebrated on September 11th, therefore it is a very important holiday for the Ethiopian people and to our family. To read more about the history of this holiday you can click here to read my first blog post.
This year we were excited to see our friend Bisrat, who we met in Ethiopia and was currently visiting the US, attend the celebration. It was delightful for him to watch all the girls he knew as babies now playing together as friends.
Mawerdi's Sweet Dance Moves
Smiles All Around...
It is always wonderful to see these friends get together...although each of these children are unique and beautiful in their own way, they all have the common similarity and celebration of their Ethiopian Birth Heritage.
Time for Buna, the Coffee Ceremony
Kiss & Hug from a Best Friend
The celebration wouldn't be complete without Dancing! It was wonderful to see all the traditional dresses, smiles and laughter!
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”