Ethiopian Cultural Festival at Virginia Ave Park is September 22

Celebrating Ethiopian New Year

September 5, 2018

Ethiopian Cultural Festival at Virginia Ave Park is September 22

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica is hosting the annual Ethiopian Cultural Festival on Saturday, September 22 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park. Join VAP’s Parent Connection Group and Ethiopian community in celebrating Ethiopian Culture and New Year with music, performances, a fashion show, food and traditional coffee ceremony. 

Where:  Virginia Avenue Park Campus, 2201 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2018, 5 – 10 p.m.

What:  Come out to Virginia Avenue Park to celebrate Ethiopian Culture with a sampling of the wide diversity of music, dance and fashions of the different regions of Ethiopia. Attendees will be given yellow daisies, the traditional flower for Ethiopian New Year. There will be craft area for kids that will include learning how to write their name in Amharic, the language of Ethiopia, and making daisy crowns and pins. Performances will include music and dances from the different regions of Ethiopia and a fashion show. Guests will be able to taste a sampling of Ethiopian cuisine and participate in the traditional coffee ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

For more Information, visit www.smgov.net/vapark.

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