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How do you wish Merry Christmas in Ethiopia?

How do you wish Merry Christmas in Ethiopia?

“Melkam Gena means \”Merry Christmas\” in Amharic , Ethiopia Christmas Ornaments.”

What do Ethiopians call Christmas?

Christmas in Ethiopia is called Ganna (or Genna) and is celebrated on January 7th.

Is there a Santa in Ethiopia?

Santa Claus is a fairly recent visitor to Ethiopia, only being known about through ‘western’ Christmas traditions. In the Amharic language, Father Christmas or Santa Claus is called ‘Yágena Abãt’ which means ‘Christmas Father’.

Does Ethiopia decorate for Christmas?

Ethiopia uses the Julian calendar, therefore they celebrate Christmas or Ganna (or Genna) on January 7th. Most Ethiopians do not decorate with trees or lights, nor do they all give gifts. They spend this time eating good food, going to church, spending time with family, and playing games.

How do you say happy Orthodox Christmas?

In order to wish Merry Christmas you should use the following Russian phrases: «С Рождеством» [S Rozh-deh-stvOm] or «Счастливого Рождества» [ Schas – lI – vo -va Ra zh – dest – vA ] “Merry Christmas”.

What do you say to someone celebrating Orthodox Christmas?

“To all the Christian worshippers who celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar with the greeting Mir Božji, Hristos se rodi (Peace of God, Christ is born), I send Christmas wishes of joy and peace on the occasion of Christ’s birthday.

Do Ethiopians have Christmas trees?

While there are no Christmas trees and giving of gifts, an Ethiopian Christmas has its own peculiarities that come with the charm and the unfathomable spirituality involved in the Ganna celebrations.

Do you wish Merry Christmas to Orthodox?

Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar, so their Christmas Day is January 7. The world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians are wishing each other a happy Christmas today, almost two weeks after the rest of the world celebrated on December 25. This is because they use the Julian, not the Gregorian calendar.

What are 3 Interesting Facts About Ethiopia?

7 Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia’s calendar will surprise you.
  • It has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the continent.
  • Over 80 languages are spoken in Ethiopia.
  • Over half of Africa’s mountains are in Ethiopia.
  • The first African to win an Olympic gold medal was Ethiopian.
  • Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest country.

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