Ashenda holiday event in Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa


Hana Belay

Ashenda is a cultural event held annually in Tigray and some parts of the Amhara region of Ethiopia. It possesses almost the same cultural appearance in both regions. Every year it is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm marking the end of summer season and entry of winter. moreover, it is a national event that can potentially attract tourism. Recently, there have been movements regarding the registration of this culturally bright event on UNESCO. Today, Ashenda is celebrated in Addis Ababa at the millennium hall, with a feeling of euphoria.