Letter From Rachel
Wednesday April 30
April 27 was Ethiopian Easterâ€¦so of course we had to celebrate American style and Ethiopian style. American: the children had their first ever Easter egg hunt! A family brought us all the eggs and candy to be able to do this, and it was a blast. The children werenâ€™t sure what was going on, but they knew that candy was involved. No egg was left undiscovered. Ethiopian: Ethiopians fast for 2 months before Easterâ€¦no dairy and meat, amongst other things. So, Easter Sunday is celebrated with a huge feast. Many Ethiopians buy a sheep to make their stews and sauces. The TH staff and children enjoyed a special lunch that day. Then we took the older children out for ice cream! Next, on to Fortunaâ€™s (TH nurse & director) for dinnerâ€¦.and ate more sheep.