Yehabesha President of Amhara regional State, Gedu Andargachew statement on the current situation in


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Prime Minister Ato Gedu Andargachew has expressed his condolences over the situation in western Gondar Zone.

Coptic Christians in Ethiopia and Egypt are celebrating Christmas today. The birth of Jesus is a big deal for Coptic faithful around the world. In Ethiopia, the celebration is referred to as Gena, and is usually a time Christians unite to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. An Ethiopian tourist website wrote about the celebration: ‘‘Gena or Ledet (7 January), the Ethiopian equivalent to Christmas, is preceded by an all-night vigil following 43 days of fasting. displayAdvert("mpu_3") Lalibela: Orthodox Ethiopians gather for Christmas [Photos] ‘‘It is a family-oriented holiday, but in some areas it is marked by traditional dancing or a hockey-like game called Yegenna Chewata, supposedly played by the local shepherds on the night Jesus was born. It is traditional to eat the national dish doro wot (chicken stew) over Gena.’‘ Good Morning! Ethiopians are preparing to celebrate “Gena”, the Ethiopian Christmas, tomorrow. It is marked by several social activities such as horse racing, folk music dancing and the mesmerizing ancient traditional hockey game. Team AS wishes you all a joyful holiday!— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) January 6, 2018 A town at the heart of the festivity is Lalibela – located in the northern Amhara State. The faithful gather

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