Culture/History

‘Tourist Hub’ Arba Minch Celebrates its Golden Jubilee

Arba Minch Jubilee

Arba Minch Town, located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional State of Ethiopia, has celebrated the 50th year of its establishment. During the Golden Jubilee occasion, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and various high government officials were present. Surrounded by two major lakes, Abaya and Chamo, the town has multi-faceted cultural and natural attractions. […]

Photo Exhibition: “Ethiopia, Spiritual Imprints” by Greek artist Lizy Manola

Ethiopia Spiritual Imprints (Photo: Lizy Manola) -

Venice, Italy -The photographic exhibition ‘Ethiopia, Spiritual Imprints‘ by the Greek artist Lizy Manola will open on August 30, 2014 at 6 PM at the Officina dell’Arte Spirituale on Venice’s San Giorgio Maggiore island. It will run through October 20.The show comprises seventy photos of places, people and things considered holy, which were shot by […]

Ethiopia – Culture Smart!: The essential guide to customs & culture

CultureSmart

Sarah Howard, a botanical artist and writer, is the author of a guide book on Ethiopia, Culture Smart!, which offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of Ethiopia, providing essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. Contents include: Land and people; Values and attitudes; Religion and traditions ; Making friends; Ethiopians at home; Time […]

The spirit of a pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia’s stunning subterranean churches

The faithful wend their way towards the Bet Giyorgis – the 50ft-tall Church of St George carved into the volcanic rock of Lalibela by hand, shaped like a giant Greek cross (Photo: Evgeny Lebedev)

When he ventured into the mysterious subterranean churches of Ethiopia, Evgeny Lebedev not only visited one of the world’s architectural marvels, he experienced a humble Orthodox Christianity which shames Russia’s own. I wake up and don’t have a clue where I am. There is barely any light, hardly enough to pierce the curtains. But it’s […]