President Sahlework Arrives in Mekele to Attend Ashenda Festival

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Addis Ababa ENA August 22/2019 President Sahlework Zewdie arrived in Mekele City, Tigray Regional State to preside over Ashenda festival which started today.


Tigray Regional State Deputy Chief Administrator, Debretsion Gebremichael, senior regional officials, elders and Ashenda girls welcome President Sahlework as she arrives at Mekele, Alula Aba-nega international airport this afternoon.

The festival will be celebrated in Mekele “Baloni” stadium under the theme “Ashenda for Peace, Unity and Symbol of Development.”

Ashenda or Shadey festival which takes place in August to mark the ending of fasting weeks called ‘filseta’ is being celebrated in northern regional states of Tigray and Amhara.

It is a traditional girls and young women’s festival celebrated every year in the stated regions of Ethiopia.