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Ethiopian Christmas is known as Tir. It is celebrated in January 7th of every year in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Christ's birth is called Ganna. The day before Ganna, people fast all day. The next morning at dawn, everyone dresses in white. Today giving gifts is not a big deal in Ethiopia and children usually receive clothes as presents. Each person entering the church is given a candle. Around the time of Ganna, the men and boys play a game that is also called ganna. Ganna and Timkat are not occasions for giving gifts in Ethiopia. If a child receives any gift at all, it is usually a small gift of clothing. After the prayers, priests bless the bread and wine and distribute it to everybody. People dance, play games and feast for the rest of the day. is an online calendar website designed to organize special occasions like Tir. Customize Tir reminders, Tir gift suggestions, Tir event planning, Tir history and tradition. Plan, organize and celebrate special occasions and holidays like Tir online at Create a free account and set a calendar reminder for Tir.
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