According to estimates, 45% of Ethiopia’s population practices Orthodox Christianity. Therefore, the Orthodox church’s culture and beliefs serve as the foundation for the majority of wedding ceremonies.
For further details, see the video up top. The majority of Ethiopians will use the conventional techniques to find a companion.
On behalf of the groom’s family, a group of elders (shimagile) will often visit the bride’s family and propose marriage. This is typically a priest, a close friend of both families, and a respected member of the neighborhood. The dowry (tilosh) will be set up if all goes as planned. Parents may make future marriage promises to other families for their young daughters.
Some couples who are younger or more liberal will split household chores more evenly. Ethiopian women are, nevertheless, frequently criticized for their domestic skills. For instance, a “decent” lady should be able to precisely carve a chicken into 12 pieces. Children are taught these roles at a young age and come to understand the distinctions between certain duties performed by men and women at work. Women who don’t finish the housekeeping may receive criticism in some conservative homes.
Furthermore, it might be socially awkward for many men to be perceived as doing the woman’s work.
For instance, a boy without sisters could consider it embarrassing to be expected to assist his mother in the kitchen.
Women are typically educated and employed in metropolitan settings. However, in the business and in society, men’s ideas are frequently given more weight. Because of societal expectations, women rarely exercise their legal right to access channels to address discrimination. For a variety of cultural and socioeconomic factors, women in Ethiopia often have limited access to education and land.