Thursday, April 28, 2016

Weekend Special : Ethiopian Easter

This topic is most relevant to : Swedish and International people interested in Ethiopian cultureHabeshas born and raised outside EthiopiaHabeshas Studying and Working outside Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Easter commonly referred as "Fasika" is a holiday that is celebrated by Christians. Although the date for the ceremony vary year to year, It will always come to pass on Sundays according to Ethiopian Calendar. Before Ethiopian Easter, the commemoration of Crucifixion will take place on Fridays which is referred as "Good Friday". In Ethiopian Orthodox Churches, people usually remember this day by kneeling up and kneeling down as part of the religious ceremony. Women and men mostly dress white dress' that is referred as "Net'ela".

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It is not allowed to eat or drink anything until the Church ceremony comes to an end. Other Churches also remember the day by prayer and songs. There are many open markets which create the holiday atmosphere. People shop chicken ,goat and sheep and then start the cooking adventure.On Sunday morning,around 3 AM,it's customary for most families to wake up from their sleep and end the fasting period. Most people who fasted spend the night singing spiritual songs and prayers at the church and they return to their home.What is your plan for Sunday ? Happy Holidays!

Etiopiska påsk som kan kallas som "Fasika- ፋሲካ" är en helgdag som firas av kristna. Även om datumet för ceremonin varierar varje år, kommer det alltid att passera på Söndagar enligt Etiopiska kalendern. 
Innan Etiopiska påsk äger högtidlighållandet av korsfästelsen rum på fredagar som kallas "Lång Fredag". I Etiopiska ortodoxa kyrkor minns folk oftast denna dag av upp och ner på knä inne i föreningen. Kvinnor och män klär mestadels vit klänning som kallas "Net'ela-ነጠላ". Det är inte tillåtet att äta eller dricka något tills kyrkan ceremonin tar slut. Andra kyrkor också komma ihåg dagen med bön och sång.
Det finns många öppna marknader som skapar semester atmosfär. Människor handla kyckling, get och får och sedan börja matlagning äventyret. På Söndag morgon  runt 3 AM, det är vanligt för de flesta familjer att vakna upp ur sin sömn och avsluta perioden fastande. Glad Etiopien Påsk!




Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trivia: Answer the quiz and win a Portrait!

This topic is most relevant to : Swedish and International people interested in Ethiopian cultureHabeshas born and raised outside EthiopiaHabeshas Studying and Working outside Ethiopia. (For mobile devices,click on "view web version" below the page,if preferred.)

Hello. Here is a fun quiz that could enable you to win you a self portrait by an Artist. Two winners will be chosen: one from male and one from female. The quiz is located in the top right section of the page.Use the contact form to send your name and email.The winners will be announced here and if they are willing, the portrait would be posted in the blog.The  Portraits can be prepared in a digital copy (Scanning) and can be sent to the winners' email. Alternatively, if  the winners' want the original Portraits, they can be sent to their respective address'.Good luck!
(click view web version for mobile devices to use the contact form.)

Sample Portrait Bisrat.
Hej! Här är en rolig fråga som kunde vin dig en själv-stående med konstnär. Två vinnare ska väljas: en från man en från kvinna. Frågesporten ligger i den högra delen av sidan. Använda kontakt form att sckicka ditt mejl och namn. Vinnarna ska meddelas här, och, om de är villiga, skulle ståenden postas i bloggen. Ståendena kan vara förberedda i en digital kopia (scanning) och kan sckicka till vinnarnas email. Alternativt, om vinnarna önskar den original- ståenden, kan den sckickas till deras respektive adresser. Lycka till!



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tip of the day ...

Abebe Bikila's Coach




















Svenska idrottsledare Onni Niskanen var Abebe Bikila och Mamo Wolde tränare. Han var känd för sitt bidrag att utveckla sport utbildning och humanitära verk i Etiopien.

Swedish sports coach Onni Naskanen was Abebe Bikila's and Mamo Wolde's trainer. He was well known for his contribution of developing sports education and humanitarian works in Ethiopia.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The 14th Ethiopian Sports & Culture Festival

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The 14th Ethiopian Sports and Cultural Festival is to be held in Netherlands. It is going to take place From July 27 to July 30,2016. This week the organization has announced the draw and the ceremony was transmitted live. The Ethio-Sweden football team is placed in Group A among Ethio-France, Ethio-Zeberlin, Ethio-Norway 2, Ethio-Marseille, Ethio-Austria and Ethio-Frankfurt 2 in Division 2.The event is set to take place in Kastelenring sport park found in Leidschendam, Holland 53 kilo meters South-west of Amsterdam.


Den 14:e Etiopiska Sport och kulturfestival kommer att hållas i Nederländerna. Det kommer att äga rum från 27 Juli till Juli 30,2016. Denna vecka organisationen har meddelat oavgjort och ceremonin sändes live. Etiopien -Sverige fotbollslag placeras i grupp A tillsamans med Ethio-France, Ethio-Zeberlin, Etiopien-Norge 2, Etiopien-Marseille, Etiopien-Österrike och Etiopien-Frankfurt 2 i Division 2. Händelsen är inställd på att äga rum i Kastelenring sport park. Det finns i Leidschendam, 53 kilo meter Söder-Väster av Amsterdam.



Eskista

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Hello there! How is your weekend going on? I hope you are having a good time.Today, I want to blog about the traditional dance in Ethiopia referred as "Eskista".Originated in northern Ethiopia,this dancing style mostly involves rhythmic movement of the upper body. It is exercised by both genders and in addition, professional dancers usually wear a clothing that is referred as "Net'ela" while performing.Watch the video to see "Eskista".

Hej! Hur är din helg? Jag hoppas att du har en bra time. Idag Jag vill skriva om den traditionella dans i Etiopien kallad "Eskista" . Började i norra Etiopien, denna dansstil innebär mestadels rytmisk rörelse av överkroppen . Den utövas av båda män och kvinnor . Professionella dansare bär vanligtvis en kläder som är kallad "Net'ela" när de utför. Kolla video för mer.





Thursday, April 21, 2016

My first funny experience in Sweden

This topic is most relevant to : Swedish and International people interested in Ethiopian cultureHabeshas born and raised outside EthiopiaHabeshas Studying and Working outside Ethiopia. (For mobile devices,click on "view web version" below the page,if preferred.)

Hey! What is your unforgettable experience since your arrival to Sweden ? It is my opinion that finding oneself in different culture is a unique and interesting thing. It opens up new ways of thinking on how we look at things while contrasting it to the one we had. New people,new culture come to our existence and create an international atmosphere. As for me, the one experience I wouldn't forget is my first day. It has to do the way how I pronounced the name of the city I had to go for study. The new alphabet letters like 'ä','å' and 'ö' were not easy to use in a word and so my friends it was funny for some people whom I was asking for information. Please share your funny Swedish moment !







Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ethiopian Restaurants in Stockholm/Etiopiska restauranger i Stockholm

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There are a couple of Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurants in Stockholm that serve traditional dishes. These are Ethio-star, Gojo, mama Africa, Jebena, Lalibela and Abyssinia. They are located in different places in the city. In addition,they have different opening hours,so it is recommended to check that in their website or Facebook pages. Some of them accommodate reservations for special events such as weddings,birthdays or graduation ceremonies.



Here is the list of address' :
  1. Ethio-star Restaurant :- Saltmätargatan 19A,113 59
  2. Gojo :- Renstiernas gata 48, 116 31 
  3. Mama Africa :- Danmarksgatan, 164 53 
  4. Jebena Restaurant :- Kungsklippan, 112 25
  5. Lalibela  Restaurant :- Drottningholmsvägen 46, 112 19 
  6. Abyssinia Restaurant :- Karlbergsvägen 46B, 113 37 

Det finns ett par av Etiopiska restauranger i Stockholm som serverar traditionella Etiopiska / Eritreansk rätter. Dessa är Ethio-star, Gojo, Mama Afrika, Jebena, Lalibela och Abyssinia. De ligger på olika platser i staden. Dessutom har de olika öppettider, så det rekommenderas att kolla att i deras hemsida eller Facebook-sidor. Några av dem ta emot bokningar för speciella evenemang som bröllop, födelsedagar eller examen ceremonier.Adress finns upp.


Macchiato

Macciahto is a typical coffee drink in Ethiopia.It is loved by many and people usually enjoy it during working or studying break.

Macciahto är en typisk kaffe drink i Etiopien.Det är älskad av många och folk brukar njuta av det under Fika.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Teddy Afro Concert

Teddy afro's Concert in Frankfurt,Germany during the European  football tournament that took place in July 2015.Team Ethio -Sweden participated in the event.

Teddy afro konsert i Frankfurt, Tyskland under den Europeiska fotbollsturneringen som ägde rum i juli 2015.Team Ethio -Sverige deltog i evenemanget.




Culture Festival 2015

Kid gets painted during the Ethiopian cultural festival in Summer of 2015.

Pojke blir målade under den Etiopiska kulturfestivalen i sommaren 2015.

በስቶክሆልም የኢትዮጵያ ባህል ፈስቲቫል ላይ ልጆች ፊታቸውን በመቀባት ላይ ።

Ethio Swed Culture

ስሜ ሚልኪያስ  ነው ።የምኖረው በስዊድን ሲሆን የትውልድ ሀገሬ አትዮጵያ ነው ።የሁለቱን ሃገራት ባህል አና  ወግ መዘገብ አንዱ የብሎጌ  አላማ ነው ።
Jag heter Milkias. Jag bor i Sverige och Jag kommer från Etiopien. Jag vill diskutera om kultur av båda lander i min blog.

My first post

Hey guys! This is my first post to my blog. I am planning to make the blog as interesting as possible. Right now,I am trying to add  ideas that will be a part of my blog. I hope it is going to be a success.

Hey guys! Detta är mitt första inlägg på min blogg. Jag planerar att göra bloggen så intressant som möjligt. Just nu försöker jag lägga till idéer som kommer att vara en del av min blogg. Jag hoppas att det kommer att bli en framgång

ይህ  የመጀመሪያ ፖስቴ ነው።