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Ethiopians Celebrate Orthodox Easter Amidst Civil War

Thousands in Ethiopia have gathered to celebrate Orthodox Easter.

One of the only Christian nations in Africa before the Scramble for Africa by the European Powers in the Age of Imperialism, the lands once known as Abyssinia were spoken of long ago in Christian scripture.

Orthodox Christian Easter is celebrated the Sunday after Protestant and Catholic Easter, due to differing accounts of Easter in the Protestant and Catholic Bibles and the Orthodox Christian Bible.

The civil war in Ethiopia has meant that Easter couldn't exactly be celebrated on mass and in harmony, similar to the Orthodox Ukrainians and Russians fighting in the Donbas far away from Addis Ababa.

But many have said that Easter Celebrations have brought them closer together. 

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