Today is Ethiopia’s Christmas-Ganna. It looks a lot different then our Christmas (no emphasis on the giving of gifts) but it celebrates the same thing-the birth of Christ.
We desire to be intentional about celebrating the girls’ heritage and something that was very noticeable while in Ethiopia is a richness of the culture and a continual acknowledgement of their history.
Because I think the girls are too young to appreciate my feeble efforts at injera and doro wat (and because I lack energy) we are simply going to put berbere on our dinner tonight and talk about Christmas and Ethiopia today.
They have some great customs that we will probably try to recreate in the future, but for now, if you are interested in learning more, check out this link: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga4.htm
While in ET, we bought the smallest traditional garb we could find and I decided to celebrate with it today. Still a little big, but cute nonetheless. :)
The Littles actually loved wearing the dresses (probably because I was exclaiming how cute they were the whole time) but getting them to hold still for pictures is a whole ‘nother ball of wax.
I resorted to giving them Honeycomb. I thought it was a good idea…but then…
“Does she seriously think we are going to hold still while she has the box of Honeycomb?”
“Let’s get her!”
Merry Ganna my sweet little babies.