(our latest steps): Celebrating Ethiopia
September 14, 2015
For the past four years, children from Ethiopia
have participated in His Little Feet.
They have shared with us their cultural song, dance, food,
and love for their home country.
Today we thought we’d highlight some of the many
special things we love about Ethiopia!
The beautiful traditional outfits!
The beautiful white fabric in traditional
Ethiopian clothing is called shemma.
It is sewn in long strips,
often accompanied by beautiful and colorful patterns
or traditional Ethiopian crosses.
It take almost three weeks to weave enough cloth for one dress!
The unique dancing!
Ethiopia has many different cultural dances,
but many include fun shoulder and head movements
accompanied by a drum beat.
The delicious food!
The Ethiopian national dish is called wat.
It is a hot spicy stew accompanied by injera
(traditional large spongy pancake
made of teff flour and water).
Occasionally while on tour,
the children have been served authentic Ethiopian cuisine.
What a treat!!!
Oh and you cannot forget their wonderful coffee!
|Photograph from: Community-tourism-ethiopia.com
Throwback to our New Years Day 2015!
Wow, how everyone has grown!