Tankwa Ethiopia Tours

Ethiopian Christmas (Genna)

Clalibelahristmas, is called Lidet in Amharic (Ethiopian official language), is not the primary religious and secular festival that it has become in Western countries. Falling on 7 January, it is celebrated seriously by a church service that goes on throughout the night, with people moving from one church to another. Traditionally, young men played a game similar to hockey, called Genna, on this day, and now Christmas has also come to be known by that name.