Enkutatash in Chicago: Ethiopia Fest to Celebrate New Year

(Images: Courtesy of The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC) and via CBS Chicago)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

New York (TADIAS) — As the new year approaches in Ethiopia so are preparations for the 2nd annual Ethiopia Fest Chicago, a four-day cultural celebration marking the Ethiopian holiday in the Windy City.

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC), organizer of the event, announced that this year’s Enqutatash festival will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 12:00-6:00pm at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church located in the Edgewater neighborhood.

“Last year’s festival highlighted a great interest and need for more variety in the cultural festival landscape in Chicago,” said Sergut Dejene, President of the ECAC’s Auxiliary Board, and founder of the festival. “We were really excited to see how many people came out to experience the culture of Ethiopia, and hope we can continue to build on the momentum.”

This year’s Ethiopia Fest features Chicago band New Constellations, and “will celebrate the rich culture of Ethiopia with food and merchandise vendors, arts & crafts, an Ethiopian fashion show, as well as traditional Ethiopian dance performances, led by creative director Yaasha Abraham.”


If You Go:
2nd Annual Ethiopia Fest Chicago
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 12:00- 6:00pm
Venue: Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church,
5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Admission: $5 for adults and children.
ethiofestchicago.com

For more information on Ethiopia Fest Chicago, please contact Eyobel Getachew, Marketing Chair for the ECAC Auxiliary Board at auxiliaryboard@ecachicago.org.

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