ENKUTATASH : The Hollywood Connection to Ethiopia Honors " Dir Biyaber " And Holds Auditions for Talented Kids
Los Angeles, California ( Little Ethiopia )- Enkutatash (Ethiopic: እንቁጣጣሽ) is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September (or, during a leap year, 12 September) according to the Gregorian calendar as defined in Wikipedia. The new year celebration has already started in many places within the Ethiopians in the Diaspora. Here in the Washington Metropolitan area a festival was held in the Siver Spring Downtown area , the Mayor of Alexandria will celebrate it on Saturday, September 9, 2017 and in the west coast Little Ethiopia La will celebrate it on Sunday 10,2017.
The publisher of this magazine had the opportunity to witness the magnificent festivals of 2010 & 11 and called the former president of the organization to get info for the 2017 event and was pleasantly surprised to learn what is coming. It was brought to our attention that in addition to the annual programs of showcasing fashions and traditional entertainments the “ Little Big Shots “ casting Team will be at Little Ethiopia holding auditions for talented kids. Ms. Nikki Legesse, who is the president of Little Ethiopia Business Association told Little Ethiopia DC that this years festival will recognize “ Dir Biyabir “ Mutual Assistance Association that has 2000 members representing nearly 10,000 individuals.