Ethiopian Demera Colourfully Celebrated in Addis Ababa (Video)

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9 Responses

  1. Be ewnetu says:

    We have wonderful faith, culture, tradition, ethics… we just need peace and prosperity.
    GOD bless Ethiopia.

  2. Kiber Temesgen says:

    First of all big thank and appreciation to the awramba times and particularly to Dawit for nicely covering the greatest event that teaches and spreads love, peace, respect, unity, happiness, understanding and development in the country and all over the world.

    The only meaning and definition of any religion that has to do with good God is realized when it behaves the way we are witnessing here. Good God religion preaches and practices on daily basis love, respect, unity, happiness, progress and togetherness without any differences. The good God religion makes no differences between human beings based on gender, race, wealth or anything else. This is what is going on here.

    Those causing so many problems and committing gruesome crimes in the name of so called religion can learn from this and denounce the satanic religion they are following and using it to commit the cruel crimes the world is witnessing and facing dearly.

    Good God (EgeezABher) bless Ethiopia and the world. Death to the demons, evils and barbaric that are satanically acting as the true followers of the Satanic religion with gruesome crimes and Dark Age mentalities.
    Lets the Meskel light shine on them and heal them from the satanic demons that are on them in the name of a fake religion and they are suffering from very badly.

  3. Yineso says:

    Throughout history Ethiopia had been a country led by Orthodox Christians. Due to pressure from the new politicians many are rejecting their pure religion of Orthodox currently. Currently we see more and more people that rejected their religion of Orthodox holding political and economical power throughout Ethiopia. We see more Muslims controlling the economy and becoming politicians. Muktar Kedir is in a spree of evicting Amharas from Oromia unless they sit down and eat Khat with Witches of Oromo(Tenkuays). Eating Khat and practicing Witchcraft is becoming the only way to survive in Oromia under the new President of Oromia Muktar Kedir.

    • mamush says:

      @Yineso
      You said “Throughout history Ethiopia had been a country led by Orthodox Christians”
      Where did you acquire your education? Please read the Ethiopian history before mounting chronic divisive religion agenda.
      ከ896 – 1285 ድረስ ከአረቢያ በዘይላ የወደብ በር የገባዉና በቆራይሽ ሥርወ መንግሥት የተገነባዉ መክዙማዊ የሸዋ ሡልጣኔት፣ እንዲሁም፣ ከ1285 – 1415 ከአረቢያ በዜይላ ወደብ በር በገባዉ የሃይሺማይት ወላስማ የቁራይሽ ሥርወ መንግሥት የኢፋት ሡልጣነት (የወላስማ መንግሥት) ተቋቁመዉ እንደነበረ በብዙ ማስረጃዎች ተረጋግጧል፡፡ ኢፋት ከሰባቱ (ደዋሮ፣ አራቢኒ፣ ሀዲያ፣ ሻርካ፣ ባሌ፣ ደራ፣ ኢፋት) ሡልጣኔቶቹም መካከል ትልቋ ነበረች፡፡ ፕሮፈሰር ኤርሊች ብሮካምበር (Islamic History and Culture in Southern Ethiopia, P.23) የይፋት ሕዝቦች እነማን እንደሆኑ ሲገልጹ፣ በመንግሥቱ ዉስጥ የነበሩ ሕዝቦች አንድ ወጥ ሳይሆኑ የተለያዩ የኢትዮጵያዉን ጎሣዎች እንደነበሩ አስረድተዋል፡፡ ሸዋ ከ1280 – 1285 ድረስ ክርስቲያኑ ጋር ባደረገቸዉ ጦርነት ተሸንፋ ምዕራቡ ክፍል ስለተወሰደባት ከ1280 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ እስከ 1285 ዓ.ም ድረስ ለሁለት ተከፈለች፡፡ በቀሪዉ ሸዋና በኢፋት መካከልም ለብዙ ጊዜ ጦርነት ሲደረግ ቆይቶ፣ በመጨረሻ ግን የኢፋት ሡልጣኔት ማሸነፉ ይታወቃል፡፡
      …the Muslim principalities that arose between the Rift valley and the coast from the late ninth century onward were a constant worry for Ethiopian rulers as they expanded southward. Many of these small Muslim states were originally tributary to Ethiopia, but competition among them for trade and territory led to complex process of interaction with the Christian rulers of the plateau; alliances, betrayals, wars, cooperation. The Makhzumi sultanate of Shoa, founded in the late tenth century lasted for almost 300 years but fell into decay and was conquered in 1285 by Wali Asma…
      The Ifat Sultanate was a medieval Muslim Sultanate in the Horn of Africa. Led by the Walashma dynasty, it was centered in Zeila and Shewa. The kingdom ruled over parts of what is now eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia.
      The historian Al-Umari records that Ifat was situated near the Red Sea coast, and states its size as 15 days travel by 20 days travel. Its army numbered 15,000 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers. Al-Umari also credits it with seven “mother cities”: Belqulzar, Kuljura, Shimi, Shewa, Adal, Jamme and Laboo. Professor Taddesse Tamrat believes Ifat’s borders included Fatagar, Dawaro and Bale. This gave the polity control of the trade route inland from Zeila, making it a major commercial power.While reporting that its center was “a place called Walalah, probably the modern Walale south of Sano in the Enkwoy valley, about 50 miles ENE of Addis Ababa”, G.W.B. Huntingford offers a more tangible description of Ifat’s borders (although he admits they are “provisional”), stating that its southern and eastern boundaries were along the Awash River, the western frontier a line drawn between Medra Kabd towards the Jamma river east of Debre Libanos (which it shared with Damot), and the northern boundary along the Adabay and Mofar rivers.
      Ifat first emerged in the 13th century, when Sultan Umar Walasihma (or his son Ali, according to another source) is recorded as having conquered the Sultanate of Showa in 1285. Taddesse Tamrat explains Sultan Umar’s military acts as an effort to consolidate the Muslim territories in the Horn of Africa in much the same way as Emperor Yekuno Amlak was attempting to consolidate the Christian territories in the highlands during the same period.These two states inevitably came into conflict over Shewa and territories further south. A lengthy war ensued, but the Muslim sultanates of the time were not strongly unified. Ifat was finally defeated by Emperor Amda Seyon I of Ethiopia in 1332, who then appointed Jamal ad-Din as the new King, followed by Jamal ad-Din’s brother Nasr ad-Din.
      Despite this setback, the Muslim rulers of Ifat continued their campaign. The Ethiopian Emperor branded the Muslims of the surrounding area “enemies of the Lord”, and invaded Ifat in the early 15th century. After much struggle, Ifat’s troops were defeated. The Sultanate’s ruler, King Sa’ad ad-Din, subsequently fled to Zeila. The Ethiopian Emperor’s men pursued the King there, where they slayed him. The sources disagree on which Emperor conducted this campaign. According to the medieval historian al-Makrizi, Emperor Dawit I in 1403 pursued the Sultan of Adal, Sa’ad ad-Din II, to Zeila, where he killed the Sultan and sacked the city. However, another contemporary source dates the death of Sa’ad ad-Din II to 1415, and credits Emperor Yeshaq with the slaying.
      (ምንጭ፡ ታቦር ዋሚ፡ የዉገና ድርሰቶችና የታሪክ እዉነቶች፤ 2006 ዓ.ም. ገጽ 84/ Paul B. Henze, Layers of Time, A History of Ethiopia, 2000, Hurst & Company, London, page 83, The Challenge of Muslim Sultanates, Professor Erlich, Ethiopia and the Middle East pp.25-28)

  4. Tesfalehulum says:

    UNESCO has inscribed Meskel commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ as the intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO selected the Meskel festival from among the 31 heritages presented to its 8th Conference.
    UNESCO further underlines, “Rooted in the religious and cultural traditions of Ethiopia and passed on from generation to generation, the Meskel festival promotes social unity, integration and diversity across the nation.”
    However, it will be the last Meskel for the woyane planted Pope against the church’s dogma.

  5. Mekdes says:

    It is Great ceremony and it is colorful. Our brothers and sisters could celebrate their eid without any problem like this. They should tell to those “DIMTSACHEN YIZEGA” MEMBERS take your stuff where ever it belongs. We will colorful ceremony like this on their Eid.

  6. Lemma Bacha says:

    Dawit, that’s what your boss Woyane tries to replace with tribalism. I think you’re confused; this things will disappear before long as long as Woyane is there.

  7. billfree says:

    UNESCO do not protect religious activities rather it gives recognition to cultural heritages (festivals )so the meskel demera ceremony is registered as cultural heritage not as religious activities . this will lead a great controversies in the coming times between the pro EPRDF and neutral orthodox church dogma followers.

  8. Alemayehu Anza says:

    wow it<s colorful and interesting

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