Christmas Celebration In Ethiopia

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Men activities during Christmas celebration

 

Christmas celebration is based on country, culture, and tradition. Ethiopia is one of the few countries where Christmas is celebrated in accordance with the traditions of the first Christians. Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of the Nativity of Christ.

Every year thousands of tourists come to see how Orthodox residents conduct holiday ceremonies in churches carved out of volcanic rock and in modern temples.

Many Ethiopians are Christians and in the Ethiopian calendar, the most important dates are, of course, the New Year, celebrated on September 11, Christmas on January 7, baptism on January 19, while the Feast of the Cross or Meskel takes place on September 27.

On the New Year holidays, Christmas is usually offered in northern Ethiopia, in Lalibela, a small town with a population of 30,000 people, where pilgrims and tourists from all over the world colorfully flocked.

A very beautiful service in the church begins on the evening of January 6 and ends at dawn on January 7. If one considers himself a believer, you can join the local people, who dress in white clothes, walk around the church three times, with candles in their hands, and then go to the priests for Holy Communion and blessing.

For Christmas, a traditional game resembling a field hockey is held in Aksum, while a special coffee ceremony is held. Songs throughout the whole day and residents dance on the streets from dawn to dusk.

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Providing Sustainable Solar Energy Water Wells In The Gambia

Project clean water for life in Gambia

Building clean sustainable water wells in rural Gambia

Water is a staff of life and a prerequisite for a healthy life

Water is like the blood every human being needs in the body because without it life can’t go on, yet Africa faces the biggest challenge of water crisis yearly, which often lead to poor sanitation, diseases, and other health hazards.

Like a lazy moving snail, Africa’s development has been very slow, affecting its infrastructures, including . buildings, sanitation, schools, health, and water . Poverty is so severe that many villages have  no access to electricity and water.

The water crisis in developing Africa and other continents called for ‘World Water Day’  -Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, by the United Nations on March 22, 1992, on the theme ‘Water For Life.’

In the year 2013, on holidays in Gambia, one of the tourists attraction countries embedded into Senegal, in West Africa, Loes Koenen, a Dutch woman working in the health sector had a change of mind after visiting the rural parts in the country.

WellHalo’s water project in Gambia

“I saw with my own eyes how poor the Gambian people are. I was devastated by the misery and especially the poverty, that I needed a few days to recover. That’s why I decided to go back to Gambia in February 2014, to do something about it. I couldn’t live with myself, living in Holland with all the luxury, while people there are suffering,” says Loes Koen.

Like the Polish writer, Ryszard Kapuscinski, sharing his experience of his visit to Africa, including Ghana, Loes said, in Gambia, it was like I was living in a documentary of National Geographic, but with the bitter reality. We were in the land of nowhere, dry land, dry bushes, with dirt roads, and the only green I saw were Baobab trees, the only trees that bear fruit.

Without wasting no time, ‘WellHalo Foundation’ embarked on the construction of sustainable water wells on solar energy in the villages. Each project is relatively expensive, about 7500 Euros, but will last a very long time.

WellHalo Foundation finds those projects very necessary because the lack of clean water generates infectious diseases such as malaria since mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water.During my first visit, I was faced with these tough questions, how do these people cope? And how do they survive? The questions were finally answered when we begin the projects.

The need to help Africa is very necessary. We can’t pretend we don’t know what is going on. Giving Africa a clean water is like saving the entire continent and putting a street child in the classroom is like saving an entire nation. Know more about the predicaments in Africa. You are invited to join ‘WellHalo Foundation’ and together let’s help Africa.

Official website of ‘WellHalo Foundation’: http://www.wellhalo.com/

Investment In Africa: Why Do You Fear If It Has All The Resources To Make You Smile?

Invest in Africa as a businessman without regrets

Investment in Africa is the best tool to save America, Europe, and Africa’s economies from collapsing: All the resources are available, what are you waiting for?

As an African living in Europe for years, I have noticed the fear in many entrepreneurs and businessmen to invest in Africa, despite the continent’s vast natural resources including diamonds, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum and cocoa beans, cocoa, woods and tropical fruits etc.

There are reasons many fear. Firstly,  why Africa remains one of the poorest continents despite all those rich resources, and secondly, is it safe to invest in Africa due to corruption and political risk? Some years back China and India were seen as two unsafe countries to invest due to the same reasons.

Today, nobody expected the growth that China and India have experienced within the last few years. I have said over and over that the media plays a significant role in every society but the same media discourage entrepreneurs and businessmen from investing in Africa because of the negative articles they write about the continent, yet gun-related crimes and violence are taking its toll on societies in Europe and America.

Would you like me to lead you to establish your business in Africa?

As a well known African journalist, also in Belgium, I have the knowledge over the spectrum of businesses in certain African countries I have lived. They are Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Gambia. Since these countries stand as an enormous opportunity for businessmen and entrepreneurs, I can assist you through the right channels to get your business registered and established.

I started this project a year ago after I was confronted by  questions like: What should I do to convince people that Africa is safe and ripe for investment? What should I do to lift the image of Africa? And finally, what should I do to make Africa not only the best continent for tourism but a mega-global business center for all businessmen from every part of the world?

The export and import trades are booming in Africa and every day tons of raw materials, including cocoa beans, arrive on the shores of Europe and America for your cocoa beverages, drinks, chocolates and body creams. Why do you fear to invest in Africa?

In regards to any significant information or questions, you are free to contact me via the contact point on my blog and also if you need my telephone number in Belgium. I am also available on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Amazon: http://goo.gl/80f4WY

Contact: https://joelsavage1.wordpress.com/contact/

Crack The Italian Fashion Code And Stand Out From The Crowd

Italians are fashion conscious

The Adorable Fashion World of Italy

I am not a fashion or menswear writer but felt compelled to write something about the way Italians dress because the taste of Italians in the fashion world is adorable and attractive. Why do Italians always look good than other Europeans? 

Living in Rome for three years, I didn’t only fell in love with the language to start speaking it in the possible shortest time but also took a great pride in the way the Italians dressed. Italians are fashion conscious, thus, where ever they are the smart way they dressed identify them even if you don’t know that the person is Italian.

Italian men and women are confident and comfortable in dressing. It seems they spend hours  dressing in front of the mirror just to steal the hearts of people but that’s not the case. In the fashion world, Italians don’t say ‘I don’t care.’ They take dressing very serious because it’s part of their culture.

Go to Belgium, Holland, England, the Scandinavia or Germany, it’s very common to see a man in blue jeans, wearing a black shoe but it’s very hard to see Italian wearing blue jeans and a black shoe. The men wear blue jeans and brown shoes because what you wear is who you are.

The Fashion World of Italians

Italian men love blue jeans and brown shoes and they are beautiful combination

In the fashion world, Italians always stand out from the crowd because of how they appreciate style. Could this be the secret many Europeans (Non-Italians) fall in love with Italians, their food or because Milan is the fashion capital?

You too can be elegant, just crack the Italian fashion code and stand out from the crowd.

Why Travellers Love Antwerp’s Central Train Station?

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The splendid interior of Antwerp’s central train station: One of the most beautiful train stations in the world

Travelling to different places around the world is entertaining, adventurous and exciting, which inspire many people to go on holidays by air, sea or train.

One of the most beautiful train stations in Europe, serving both international and local passengers is the central train station in Antwerp. With different kinds of shops, including diamond shops under its roof, Antwerp’s central train magnificently stands tall.

The station building was originally constructed between 1895 and 1905, but underwent a very thorough renovation in 2007, transforming the old terminal station completely into a magnificent public transport hall.

The beautiful artworks, design, and architectural work add glamour to Antwerp’s central train station, making it one of the most adored central train stations in Europe.

In 2009, the American magazine ‘Newsweek‘ recognized Antwerp’s central station as the world’s fourth greatest train station and in 2014, the British-American magazine ‘Mashable awarded the station first place for the most beautiful railway station in the world.

Beautiful architecture reveals the Antwerp's train station

The front elevation of Antwerp’s central train station

In Antwerp, apart from the central train station, tourists always have wonderful places to visit, such as the Grote Markt (Grand Place) Our Lady Cathedral, St Paul’s Church,  Platin-Moretus Museum, The Sea Port, Antwerp Zoo etc.

THE VALUE OF SUMMER AS BOTH SEASON AND FESTIVAL

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Mini-skirts: One of the fashion temptations during summer

There are only two seasons in West Africa, the dry and the wet, and sometimes the experience of the harmattan, a dry, dusty cold north-east trade winds from December to February. 

Africa never misses the sun or summer as it is known among the four seasons in Europe and America because the sun blazes for nine months, accompanied by rainfall within three months.

Unfortunately, sometimes the rain fails to fall, and when it continues for a longer period, means impending danger. The reason East Africa is often threatened by worst drought. Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zambia, Somalia etc, have all experienced the effect of drought.

The sun in Africa is used to doing many things including drying of washed clothes, preservation of foods, and on health issues good for the skin. Since the sun is very common in Africa, they don’t see or value it as something special, but when summer arrives in Europe and America, it’s like they have seen magic or god.

In fact, summer is just a season but what accompanies with it in Europe and America seems like the season is a festival. Europeans and Americans go crazy with all kinds of dresses and fashions which may baffle you.

Mini-skirts, the exposure of long beautiful legs and other parts of the body which can steal your attention and put you into temptation are some of the common scenes in the city, shopping malls, restaurants, cinema halls etc, and at the naked beaches.

Europe is now entering the summer but just yesterday the beautiful weather brought some fashions one may be stupefied to see. The question is: What are we going to see when summer fully arrives? I will definitely steal a glance but hoping I will not be caught by any lady.