12 May,

Mother's Day in Ethiopia

Mother's Day in Ethiopia- An Overwhelmingly Massive Celebration!

Ethiopia is one such country in Africa, where Mother’s day is celebrated with utmost zeal with a bid to celebrate the love that a Mother blends in her child’s life. It is an exceedingly special celebration in the country. Unlike in many other countries where Mother’s day is a celebration of a single day, in Ethiopia it is celebrated for in a time span of three days. The day is celebrated on second Sunday of May same as is celebrated in other many parts of the world. This day is dedicated to honouring Mothers with gifts, presents and special treatment by loved ones, family and friends. While it was celebrated in the country in 2017 on 14th of May, this year it will be celebrated on 13th of May.

In Ethiopia, Mother’s Day is not only a day of celebrating Motherhood but it also sets the tone for a new season, and that’s also a reason to celebrate the day. The three day feast celebrated during Mother’s Day is known as “Antrosht”. People of Ethiopia celebrate by organizing massive meals with family and friends and by preparing the traditional recipe of the country, “hash”. It is quite an interesting fact that for doing with the feast, children involve themselves in bringing recipe’s ingredients while the mothers relax and enjoy the feast. The task of bringing the ingredients is divided among the girls and the boys. While the boys are responsible to bring lamb or bull, girls bring vegetables, butter, spices and cheese. Mother then prepares hash and the whole family enjoys the cuddly taste of the recipe.

After the feast party has ben done there’s gigantic celebratory mood all around. As pr a ritual Mother-daughter rub each other’s face with butter. While, all the ladies of the family sing songs, the males dance on the tune of their songs. This whole cycle of celebration lasts for a total of three days.

Here is one recipe which people usually go for during Mother’s Day celebration in order to lift the spirit of celebration.

Ingredients Used

  • A cup of Orange Juice
  • A cup of pineapple juice
  • A cup of lemon juice
  • A cup of syrup of Roseberry flavour
  • Two cups of juice of white grape
  • Two and a half quarts club soda
  • For, garnishing it use some fresh mint leaves

Method to Prepare

  • Take a large punch bowl and mix all the ingredients
  • The, garnish it using mint leaves

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