Madine Family



Posted on : 9/11/2011 | By : Joanna

Happy Enkutatask! (Ethiopian New Year- 2004!)

Yes, you read that correctly.
Enkutatash is the Amharic word for New Year which will be celebrated in Ethiopia on Sunday September 11, 2011. Ethiopia follows the Orthodox Julian Calendar which consists of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th moth consisting of 4 or 6 days. This means the Ethiopian calendar is seven years behind our Western calendar and it will be the year 2004.
The Madine family will be celebrating by attempting our first Ethiopian coffee ceremony at home, roasting our own beans, burning Frankincense and everything :) . You can read more about this very important part of Ethiopian culture here.

We will also be attending a dinner for adoptive families at our local Ethiopian restaurant.
A couple of weeks ago we attended the 10th Annual Ethiopia Day celebration in Plano. Here’s a great pic of our little Habesha (Ethiopian).

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, enjoying your friends and family, especially on the 10th anniversary of so many losing so much.