Monday, July 3, 2017

Top 7 Events and Activities You Would Want to Participate This Summer

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

It has been a while since my last blog entry and the excuse won't be sufficient. All of us are consumed by school or work once in a while and divert our attention to it. Today I pick a topic that should have been written in the beginning of this summer.
Speaking of summer, how do you see the Swedish summer this year? I do not know about you guys but it has been strange from me. I have observed that we have not even seen consecutive sunny days that lasted for a week.The global climate change is a real thing. At least we are glad that we got a break from the snow and you might regard me as an optimist for that:-). Fortunately, there are events and activities that can deviate our concern for the weather. The following are a list of events or activities you can indulge yourself in (listed in no particular order).

1.Football match in Hökaringen: Every Sunday afternoon there is a football game.If you are interested in this, let me know in the comments section and it can be organized. 

2.Ethiopian Festival day in Stockholm: This event takes place yearly. Most of the time it is conducted in the beginning or middle of August.The event includes football matches, running competitions for children, traditional coffee ceremony, tasty Ethiopian foods and music accompanied by DJs.

3.Ethiopian Festival in Rome: With team Ethio-Sweden's football team promotion to the first division last year after winning a trophy in the second league, the festival at Rome looks ahead to be interesting.

4.Cruising: After a good analysis of the Swedish weather, one can choose a sunny day to cruise with the ship. Seeing the archipelago while standing on the deck on a warm day will surely leave you with unforgettable memories. 

6.Stockholm Culture Festival in Mid-August: In the previous two years, Mahmoud Ahmed, Aster Aweke, and Alemayehu Eshete were among the artists who were on stage. According to the Stockholm city website, there will not be an Ethiopian musician who will be playing live, but instead, a famous singer from Senegal will be performing. It would be nice if there would be a possibility that an Ethiopian DJ will play music in that event. In any way, it is going to an event worth watching.

7.Midnattsloppet (Midnight running): This is a  10Km running event that will take place in Mid August. As the name indicates, the running takes place in the middle of the night. There will be many participants for the race so it would be a nice idea to register and run with your friends for the fun or for the medal. Furthermore, one would need to train ahead of the competition which can keep you fit on summer, and together with a goal - how good is that?