Archive for September 2017

History of Ethiopian New Year: What is Enkutatash?

HISTORY OF ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR: WHAT IS ENKUTATASH? Why is your friendly neighborhood historian writing about the Ethiopian New Year? A couple of years ago the Washington Post interviewed me for an article they were publishing on the subject. The Washington D.C. area has over 200,000 Ethiopian-Americans who celebrate the holiday this year on September 11. A group of local…

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History of Patriot Day: 9/11

HISTORY OF PATRIOT DAY: 9/11 With the following words and many others, President George W. Bush designated September 11 to be regarded as Patriot Day, or by the name America Remembers: By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On this first observance of Patriot Day, we remember and honor those who perished…

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