REMINDER : Join The Mayor Of Alexandria to Celebrate Ethiopian New Year ( Enkutatash ) TODAY 12 p.m to 5 p.m.

September 9, 2017

Alexandria, Virginia ( Little Ethiopia )-The Mayor of Alexandria Allison Silberberg  has teamed up with Ethiopians in the Diaspora to celebrate " Enkutatash " ( the Ethiopian New Year ) on Saturday, September 9, 2017 and like the regions elected officials, she will experience the amazing ancient history, heritage and culture of Ethiopia. The relationship of Ethiopians and Americans that began in 1808 in Harlem, New York reached its highest level with Emperor Haile Selassie's personal diplomacy during his state visits with Eisenhower in 1954, with Kennedy in 1963, with Johnson in 1967, and with Nixon in 1969, 1970, and 1973. Selassie also attended the funeral of John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated in 1963.

If You Go

Durant Arts Center

1605 Cameron Street

Alexandria, Va. 22314

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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