Friday, 27 September 2013

meskel and (hopefully) the end of the rains

Today is a public holiday called Meskel to mark the 'discovery of the true cross'. We celebrated at Bingham again this year, with a bonfire and desserts party outside last night.

 The Ethiopians say that Meskel is when rainy season ends, and having been here for the entire rainy season that is truly something to celebrate and seems a wonderful reason to have a day off school (although last year we do remember that was not entirely true)!

We have cleaned the mud off the wellies/rain-boots ready to pack them away and I have just ordered a picnic table for our garden to celebrate the next 9 or 10 months of sunshine. Bring it on!

[We blogged last year about Meskel which you can read here to learn a little more about what it is all about.]

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