Friday, January 7, 2011

Melkham Genna and С Рождеством!

It is Christmas in Ethiopia and Russia today!

On Christmas Day in Russia, people commonly sing carols and gather in churches. Churches are decorated with Christmas trees known as 'Yelka', flowers and beautiful colored lights. Families gather for a traditional Christmas dinner today. Children in Russia receive presents from Dedushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) instead of Santa Claus.

Today in Ethiopia, families are enjoying Christmas feasts in their Sunday best on this great holy day. Ethiopian Christmas gift-giving, if practiced, is often clothes. See smiles from a common game of bocce ball below. Wii and XBOX are not requirements of fun!


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