Melkam Fasika

I celebrated an amazing Ethiopian Easter this weekend in Addis Ababa. I attended the midnight church services on Saturday night which lasts for over 3 hours. Hundreds of people stand, sit and sleep in and around the church and listen to the prayers and songs wearing all white - it’s the first time I slept at a church service. After that the family gathers in the house and eats doro wat (chicken stew) early in the morning around 5 am to break the fasting season and enjoys delicious Ethiopian coffee. Easter Sunday continues with eating meat all day, because durning the lent season a religious person in Ethiopia only eats vegetarian food. The Easter celebration will continue throughout this week. Everyone wears their best traditional Ethiopian outfit. Happy Fasika!

Cat in the yard :: Addis Ababa

Cat in the yard :: Addis Ababa

Puppy Lunch :: Addis Ababa

Puppy Lunch :: Addis Ababa

Wall outside of National Palace :: Addis Ababa

Wall outside of National Palace :: Addis Ababa

Chai & Macchiato :: Addis Ababa

Chai & Macchiato :: Addis Ababa

Walking through Tigray :: Ethiopia

Walking through Tigray :: Ethiopia

One Love ♡
Girls at school in Addis Ababa :: Ethiopia

One Love ♡

Girls at school in Addis Ababa :: Ethiopia

Addis Ababa :: Ethiopia

Addis Ababa :: Ethiopia

Year of the Dragon :: Chinatown New York

Year of the Dragon :: Chinatown New York

Chinatown :: New York

Chinatown :: New York

Chinese New Year Celebration :: New York

Chinese New Year Celebration :: New York

Will you be posting more Lunar New Year celebration photos? I like the kid in the dragon outfit … — Asked by yuridoric

Thanks Yuri ♡ Happy New Year of the Dragon to you! Of course, just for you I will post some more :)

Full moon in Harlem :: New York

Full moon in Harlem :: New York

Happy New Year Of The Dragon :: Chinatown New York

Happy New Year Of The Dragon :: Chinatown New York

Woman at her house in Asaita :: Ethiopia

Woman at her house in Asaita :: Ethiopia