Cultural  Attractions

With over 80 distinct and fascinating ethnic groups, Ethiopia provides a mix of cultures and traditions that ranges between the modern and sophisticated lives of the cities to the most untouched and authentic African tribes of the remote parts of south western Ethiopia.

 

A strong religious setting, a tradition going 3000 years back to the days of the Axum Kingdom, celebrations and festivals that are part of Ethiopians’ daily lives, all provide a unique opportunity for travelers who wants to get a feel of what it is like to live in such a diverse cultural setting, yet keeping a balance between tradition and modernization.


Church ceremonies are major parts of Ethiopian life that attracts a large number of tourists. Among the many highly celebrated church festivals Ethiopian New Year, Finding of the True Cross, Ethiopian Christmas and Epiphany are included in the “not to be missed” list of many festival attendees. Ethiopia 's Islamic tradition also provides a colorful contrast of tradition, particularly in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country.


Traditional dining, one aspect of the Ethiopian customs, follows certain rules and rituals that signifies sharing, bonds of loyalty and friendship. The traditional way of eating Ethiopian foods is with fingers. Injera, a fermented pancake, is placed on the plate with variety of sauces and dishes around it. A small portion of "Injera" is then torn off and wrapped around a mouthful of the selected dish. For a first time dinner, its quite an experience to use fingers. It creates a sense of belongingness to a culture and tradition that stood out 3000 years.


Travelers also get fascinated with Ethiopian traditional dances that vary as the ethnic groups themselves. Many of these tribes use distinct musical instruments that are unique to the respective cultures and tradition. Participating in these traditional dances and plays has always been a fun for foreign tourist and quite a physical exercise as well!.

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