Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas On Jan 7

Christians in Ethiopia, who are mainly Orthodox Christians of the Coptic Church, celebrated Christmas, or Gena as it is locally known, on Sunday.

The Ethiopian Christmas, known as Gena, is one of the country’s popular holidays and a peak festive season and festival synonymous with some cultural dishes. The day is celebrated with amazing cultural dishes, clothes, traditional games and different religious activities.

The holiday, which is marked after more than a 40-day fasting season, mainly observed by Orthodox Christians.

The celebration of Gena, which was accompanied by mass at churches on the Christmas eve, is uniquely marked in the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.


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