Ashenda - Tigray Cultural Holiday - 24.08.14

Posted: Jul, 8th 2014 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Ashenda is a unique traditional festival which takes place in August to mark the ending of fasting called filseta (The Annunciation of St.Virgin Marry).

This event is mostly yearned by girls and young women, which they await very eagerly every year. It is unique to the people in Seqota, Lalibela, Tigray and Raya in northern Ethiopia. The name of the festival “Shadey, Ashenda, Ashandeye, solel” comes from the name of a tall grass that the girls make in to a skirt and wear it around their waist as a decoration.


14 November 2015 at 6:20am - 24 August 2014 at 11:00pm
Tigray, Ethiopia
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