Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mother's Day Around the World - Ethiopia

Once the fall rainy season is over, Ethiopians begin their Antrosht festival honoring the mothers in their communities. The festival lasts for three days and everyone comes home to celebrate  their moms with large feasts.

They do not come empty-handed, either. Daughters are responsible for bringing the butter, vegetables, spices and cheese, and the sons bring home the meats that include lamb or bull.

Everything gets mixed together into a traditional hash. They still make mom cook the hash, though.

Then the entire family spends the rest of their time singing and dancing with mothers and daughters spreading butter on their faces and chests as part of the ceremonial dances, and the men sing of heroes and how they honor their families.

Mother’s Day in Ethiopia is traditionally celebrated in the fall. Even though some areas they celebrate on the second Sunday in May, the fall, when the rains stop, is the true Mother’s Day celebration for Ethiopia.

As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day, here are some gift ideas for mom, even if you are making her cook.

Orange and White Bracelet, African Helix Stitch


Personalized Pet Photo Album


Mother Goddess Earrings, Fertility Earrings, Tribal African Bead Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Hanging Potholder Set of 2

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Dark Steel Gray, Silver, Etched 088efs

Covergirl Beads 

Giraffe, Giraffes family, Note Card, 5 x 7


Giraffe Kitchen Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Refrigerator Magnets

Blue Morning Expressions 

Rainbow Ice Handmade Clear Textured Dichroic Glass Dangle Earring

2 Glass Thumbs 

Turquoise Gold Elephant Necklace - Hand Painted Locket Necklace

Treasures of Jewels 

Lion Scene Desk Clock With Quartz 1-7/16 Clock Insert

Kevs Krafts 

Antique Postcard Real Photo RPPC of A Little Boy in a Safari Hat 1904-1918

Postcards in the Attic 

Rustic African Turquoise Nugget, Smoky Quartz Brass 21 inch Necklace

Kats All That 

Colorful Wooden Bead Stretch Bracelet

The Singing Beader 

Carved Bone Flower Necklace, Green African Opal Handmade Jewelry Gift

Shadow Dog Designs 

Murano Glass Earrings Amethyst Swarovski Crystals

Magdalene Jewels

Unique Dangle Earrings Handmade Jewelry Clip on Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

If you do not see what you want in this list, maybe one of these talented artists would be happy to help you get the right gift. The photos take you to their store where you can contact them.

You can also shop from the following collections:
Week 1

Week 2
Celebrate Mother’s Day Around the World

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