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Fasika: Ethiopian Easter

  • Featuring: Abebech Mergia & Charlie Shin
  • Date Submitted: Apr 8, 2022
  • Location: Washington

Abebech shares with Chaplain Charlie Shin the importance of Fasika in her Ethiopian Orthodox Christian faith. The period of Lent leading up to Fasika is a time of fasting, reflection, and forgiveness helping Abebech to deepen her connection to God. Fasika is a sacred occasion at church with music and dancing until 3 a.m., when they return home to break their fast. Edit credit: Sean Collins