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10 scary Things Happening (or Possibly Happening) in SEPTEMBER 2015

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 31, 2015


1- The Day of Atonement happens to be on the 23rd of September.

2- The Pope’s visit to the USA which happens on the 23rd.

3- Jade Helm’s conclusion which falls on the 15th.

4- Jewish Shmitah. (Claims that economic termoil always follows the Shmitah)

5- There’s a guy in Puerto Rico called Efrain Rodriguez who’s saying that a huge meteor will fall near Puerto Rico this September.

6- The date September 23rd appears in tons and I mean tons of movies and TV shows.

7- Some french politician or scientist said in 2013 that we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos. Coincidentally these 500 days end on September 24.

8- Rabbi Kanievsky, A very revered Jewish Rabbi has been recently announcing that the return of the Messiah (which we know as the Antichrist) is imminent, and he’s calling all the Jews to migrate to the land of Israel.

9- Obama the Mahdi??? Look into that, you’ll be surprised what you read.

10- The Blood Moon tetrad which started in 2014 will end with the final Blood Moon on September 28th 2015.

Continue reading…


Key events in September

— Ethiopian New Year’s Celebration: September 11/12

— Ethiopian Christian Feast of The Cross, “Meskel”: September 27

(H. H. Pope Tawadros ll, Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt will be in Addis for the celebration – while the Roman Catholic Pope travels to Washington D.C)


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Enqutatash is Ethiopian New Year

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 1, 2010

Enqutatash, Enquan Metash, Babeboch Mehal…Enfineshnesh!

Ethiopian New Year is typically different and unique in the World. Unlike the others, the Ethiopian New Year is closely associated with the nature’s calendar, i.e. phenology of plants.

Enqutatash”, meaning “gift of jewels”, is celebrated each year on September 11 or “Meskerem” 1 according to the Ethiopian Calendar, that fits well with the flowering season of most herbaceous species. Species diversity (richness) and abundance has a direct link to the Ethiopian New Year celebration. Almost all of the species with high social and cultural value are either endemic or indigenous to Ethiopia. We present here the most widely known cultural practices on the Ethiopian New Year using biological resources such as ornamentals, food, drinks and ecosystem services.

The brightly yellow-colored flowers of “Adey Abeba” (Bidens pilosa) are parts and parcels of the New Year celebration in the country. On this New Year, floors of each house in Ethiopia are decorated with fresh grasses, sedges and the deep yellow colored flowers of Adey Abeba.

Other plant species used include bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) for making the traditional bread called “Difo Dabo”, Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) for “Fendisha”, which is a roasted sorghum used during coffee ceremony, Coffee (Coffea arabica) for drinking and also for its excellent aroma, “Teff” (Eragrostis teff) for making “Injera” and others.

The locally made alcohol called “Tella” is also prepared from different types of cereals including maize (Zea maiz), barley (Hordeum vulgarae), sorghum and Gesho (Rhamnus prinoides). Besides, animals are among the major parts of the New Year celebration. Hen used for making “Doro Wot”, cattle (mostly bulls) for preparing the different types of meat sauces, etc. Other products of biodiversity such as milk, butter, cheese, etc. are also among the most important ingredients in celebrating the New Year.

Micro-organisms also play a significant role in this celebration. To mention only few, the excellent taste of “Difo Dabo” (Bread) and “ergo” (yoghurt ) are the direct contributions of microorganisms. In general, many different types of plants, animals and microorganisms are directly linked to the Ethiopian New Year. It has to be noted that the above lists are much far from complete.

The eagerly awaited Ethiopian New Year is most remembered for the beautiful celebration decorated with flowers as well as for the diverse food types. Ethiopia is among the most diverse countries both biologically and culturally. This diversity has high economic and social value and therefore should be conserved.

Happy 2003!


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