Celebrating ‘Timket’

Timket (Epiphany) is celebrated to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the hands of John the Baptist at River Jordan. The celebration, which is held annually on the 19th of January, is primarily a function in the purview of the Eritrean Orthodox...

Winter Blues and January Blahs

In the immortal words of Ned Stark from Game of Thrones-which I never watched- who said winter is coming seems a rather fitting way to say that winter is literally here in Eritrea. If you’re anything like us, your office is now a collection of winter c...

Winter Blues and January Blahs

In the immortal words of Ned Stark from Game of Thrones-which I never watched- who said winter is coming seems a rather fitting way to say that winter is literally here in Eritrea. If you’re anything like us, your office is now a collection of winter c...

Tradition Goes Abroad!

Eritreans are taking with them everything traditional to their adopted country. There, they can enjoy their berbere, shiro, suwa, daga and mada a little at a time.Just this week my very own aunt took meteka (dry-baked black pancake used in brewing suwa...