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  • Ashenda Girl’s Carnival


    Ashenda is a unique Tigraian traditional festival which takes place in August to mark the ending of fasting called “filseta”. This event is mostly for girls and young women, which they await very eagerly every year. The name of festival “Ashenda” comes from the name of a tall grass that girls make into a skirt wear it around their waists as a decoration.

    The young women and girls dress the best traditional dresses called “Tilifi” which is a cotton dress decorate with amazing embroidery from the neck to toe in front of the dress. The girls also adorned themselves with array of beautiful jewellery.

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