AN ETHIOPIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Celebrating Christmas in Ethiopia is very different from celebrating it in the It's hard to believe how deeply affected everything made in America is by racism and greed, but clearly that's the case. Ethiopia is known to be one of the poorest countries on earth, right next to Haiti. Why is that? Cuba is right there with them. What do all 3 have in common? Self-determination. All three of those countries defied the Americanization and/or Westernization of their countries. The religious practices of each reflect that independence of mind, as well, so Christmas in those countries is not focused on crass commercialization or European pre-Christian holidays. Today we begin a virtual tour of Ethiopia, during their Christmas season, which begins on January 7th.