Experience the Spirit
Through Sporting Events
If you want a real life experience what better way than to
join in the fun at an event attended by ordinary Ethiopians.
Traditionally Ethiopia is known for its good weather, amazing
landscape, ancient history and a wide cultural diversity to be
found in its people.
It is this cultural diversity that provides the
visitor with many opportunities to experience the real
lives of Ethiopians enjoying themselves during social and
Many colorful activities, festivals, cultural fairs and
sporting events are held throughout the year celebrating the
everyday lives of Ethiopians.
Among the sporting events that one can see are athletics,
swimming, cycling, and many other activities that are both
exciting and entertaining and provide the visitor with an
opportunity to join in the fun.
These are planned in different parts of the
country throughout the year.
The festivals are usually colored by various activities like
sporting competitions, entertainments, live music, traditional
songs, dances and social activities.
Another special sporting event is the "All Ethiopian
This is an event that lasts for more than a week and is held
in March once every four years.
It is comprised of and performed by athletes from every
ethnic and tribal group in the country.
It is one of the best showcases of Ethiopia’s diverse and
colorful people, cultures, traditions and art in a sports
setting. It is a thrilling event where the visitor will
experience real people having a great time.
There is also "The Great Run," the first of its kind in
Africa with more than 25,000 participants taking part and
organized during November each year. It is also a race that
anyone can join in.
This event is inspired and pioneered by Haile G/Sillassie,
the legendary long distance runner, famous throughout the world
for his numerous world records. This is also an opportunity to
see and run with top class athletes.
You are assured of an enjoyable time and stay in Ethiopia as
there is much to see, do and even participate in if you bring
your running shoes – but we will find you a pair if you forget
to bring them.
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