A Fashion Show and Traditional Coffee Ceremony Included
The Ethiopian Cultural Festival at Virginia Avenue Park will take place on the Ethiopian New Year on Sept. 17.
Hosted by the Ethiopian Community in Santa Monica (ECOMISM), this festival will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate Ethiopian culture and the New Year through traditional music, a fashion show, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, a traditional coffee ceremony and activities for children. Attendees will receive yellow daisies, the traditional flower for Ethiopian New Year.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
“As Ethiopian Community has done in previous years, through Ethiopian Day in Santa Monica, the event is designed to empower Ethiopian American children to overcome identity crisis issues by engaging in the historical and cultural heritage of their ancestors,” a press release stated. “This event is planned to showcase Ethiopian culture to the broader Santa Monica community, and further strengthen civic engagement of Ethiopians in Santa Monica.”
For more Information, visit: www.ecomism.org.