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Fichee-Chambalaalla: Sidama Nation New Year Festival in Ethiopia

Language: English

Fichee-Chambalaalla is a New Year festival celebrated by the Sidama people. It is named after a woman who every year would bring her relatives a dish to share with the neighbours. Nowadays, children visit their neighbours who serve them the dish ''buurisame'', made with false banana. The festival includes other communal events, concluding with clan leaders reminding the community about virtues like working hard. Transmitted by families and participation in the festival, the practice encourages peaceful co-existence and good governance.

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Place/region: Ethiopia, Africa
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Gezahegne Girma
Participant: Fitsum Getachew
Publisher: Negat Film, Video and Photo Production PLC
Published in:
Rights: Ehiopia. Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH)

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0105400004
Source ref.: DOC:0105400004; CAND:01054
Rights holder: UNESCO; Ehiopia. Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH)