Discovering Genna – Ethiopian Christmas celebrations

0 Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas Celebration at the Church of the Nativity, West Bank town of Bethlehem January 6, 2011. Ethiopia (and especially the Ethiopian Orthodox Church) still use the old Julian calendar, so the celebrate Christmas on January 7th. The Christmas celebration in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is called Ganna. Most people go to Church on Christmas day. Licence agreement: Email: or

Christmas known as Genna in Ethiopia is a celebration rich with culture and rituals making it a beloved holyday amongst all Ethiopian Christians and tribes.  Being the oldest nation in Africa Ethiopia continues to use the old Julian calendar especially the Orthodox Church thus Genna falling on January 7th each year.

Team Thursday – Meet Lewam

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Lewam currently volunteers in the area of public relations at the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute and helps with making our work more transparent! What else do you have to know about Lewam? Find out in this week’s Team Thursday interview below!