Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Ashenda

ashenda

Ashendiye/ Ashenda is the spectacular festival and uniquely celebrated in Lasta Lalibela and further North in Sekota and Tigray region. It takes place usually in August marking the ending of a fasting season called ‘Filseta’. (The time of the annunciation of the Saint Virgin Marry). It is an event most yearned by girls. Young girls dressed in beautiful traditional outfits and in small groups, go from house to house singing and dancing. The name of the festival “Ashenda” is taken from the name of a tall grass that the girls make it into a skirt and wear it around their waist as a decoration.

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