By: Abby Marten
Why Travel To Ethiopia
Location, Location, Location
The Do's in Ethiopian Culture
First off the language, Ethiopians mainly speak Amharic and Ge'Ez.
Second, the "Norms".
-When traveling to this beautiful place and meeting people it is considered polite to greet someone living in Ethiopia with multiple kisses on the cheek and a plethora of exchange pleasantries.
-In this culture is to ALWAYS respect and put elders first in any situations.
- When it comes to Death a funeral doesn't quite make the cut, here in Ethiopia the death of a loved on takes up to 3 days of mourning.
- If you expect to live in this beauty of a country be ready for an arranged marriage! here in Ethiopia arranged marriage is the key to happiness.
- Ethiopia is always clean! especially when it comes to food! Always remember to wash your hands before every meal!
-Ethiopia is the place where polite people are all over! here in Ethiopia you must alway have a conversation when eating a meal!
The Do NOTS in Ethiopia
The Cultural Aspects of Ethiopia
Values- Ethiopia is not only respectful for their people but also for their gods. Religion such as Christiananity and Islam, and old traditions are important values to the people in Ethiopia. Also the Lion of Judah, the Ethiopian Orthadox, and the Rituals they perform to the gods for luck. With Ethiopia being so religious throughout the country one of their most popular cultural landscape is the Ethiopian Orthadox chuch, it is so beautiful and that is a must see when you come to visit! Although most Ethiopian people are very traditional and historically cultured they do have some mores they face from other residents such as: not going the traditional route and marring who ever you want and not an arranged marriage, having a funeral for the death of a loved one other than mourning for a three day period, and putting yourself before elders.
Ethiopia is a very special place both culturally and historically!