Very few highlights on Ethiopian Easter:
Fekadu | Charleston, SC | April 07, 2015
In Ethiopia, Easter will be celebrated this year on April 12, 2015; a week after the Western Easter. “Fasika” is Ethiopian Easter that is celebrated in conjunction with the Orthodox Easter celebrations around the world. Ethiopian Easter follows a long 55-days fasting from meat or any dairy foods. On the Eve of the Easter holiday, Church services will be attended where Orthodox followers participate in a colorful service that is lit with candles. The Easter Eve church service starts around 6pm and ends around 3 a.m. that will be the end of Easter fasting. The following day, families and friends celebrate “Fasika,” Easter with special meals and drinks that mark the end of the long fast. “Doro wat,” a spicy chicken stew, is the most traditional food served in all households. Celebrations will continue for the following days, with an undeclared "second Easter" on the following weekend.