Ethiopia is quite a unique nation in all aspects - anciently, culturally, and also scenically. The continent of Africa consists of several nations but according to the surveys, Ethiopia is different once again in all aspects from the rest. Ethiopia is the only nation that successfully battled colonization. This is another strong reason why it is known to be different from the rest! It is a mountainous nation.
The diverse culture of Ethiopia has attracted several tourists from all over the world and of course and undoubtedly it is going to gift tourists with a myriad of experiences and enjoyments wanted or maybe unwantedly. Starting from the adventurous hiking to the enchanting visits to the tribal villages of Ethiopia the nation has got all within its grip nicely. Identity, culture, and tradition are running evidently through the blood of the Ethiopians to this date and this point makes them stand strong and again different from the rest of the world and not only the continent of Africa.
One can easily visit this nation in any month of the year but to tell you the truth it is good if one chooses to visit Ethiopia within the months starting from October to January. This is the time when visitors will be experiencing no rain in the nation and specifically the leeward sides would be fully painted with the colour green. During January, the weather is quite decent there and anybody would fall in love with the mildness of nature then. Bright days, cool nights, what could a visitor even ask for more?
But during the rainy months of the year, it is always preferred to ignore Ethiopia for tours. Starting from June to August, visits should be avoided if possible and if not too necessary to go. Since Ethiopia has mountainous regions within it, the roads there get flooded resulting in damaging the hiking trails. There is no Ethiopia, without Hiking and Mountains. Hence consider this point to be very important.
Without wasting time, let's know more about the food in habits, traditions, and style statements of Ethiopia below!
'Spicy' is the favourite term of the Ethiopians. Starting from beef to various types of vegetables is always embraced by the people of Ethiopia. People there like having stew widely. Pasta and Coffee are truly popular within the territories of the nation which is embraced by the entire world too.
The culture of the Ethiopians is deeply rooted in their practice of ages and is quite evident in each of the families residing in Ethiopia or maybe elsewhere. The nation's cultural heritage is segmented into 2 parts-
- Semitic-speaking citizens (highlands)
- Cushitic-speaking citizens (lowlands)
In every aspect of the daily lives of the Ethiopians, different varieties of rituals can be witnessed undoubtedly in the tribal villages of the nation.
After all of these, why will one not get enthusiastic about Ethiopia?
If not initially, one has to compulsorily be excited eventually whenever the topic is 'Ethiopia'.
If you are looking forward to knowing about the traditional clothes of Ethiopia then let us tell you that it is the weather and the climate of the nation that influences fashion. In the highlands, heavier clothes such as blankets are mostly used by the citizens there but in the lowlands, due to the hot temperature, cotton outfits are preferred massively.
Once you let yourself within the nation you easily will be able to view how the different tribal groups are wearing different sorts of clothes! Well, this is what Ethiopia is about. The colour, the variety, the vibrancy, the diversity, and whatnot.