Aeschylus described Ethiopia as a "land far off, a nation of black men." Homer depicted Ethiopians as pious and favored by the gods.
These conceptions of Ethiopia were geographically vague.
A socialist government (the Derge) known for its brutality governed the nation until 1991.
The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) defeated the Derge, established democratic rule, and currently governs Ethiopia.
The honeymoon will last between one week to three months dependant on the groom's parents' economic circumstances.
In the past it used to be the custom for the bridegroom to be 30 years of age when getting married following the biblical example of Christ who waited until he was 30 years of age before beginning his public ministry.
Traditionally the groom's parents search for a bride for their son.
Both parents prepare food and drink for the wedding and invite guests.
The groom goes to the bride's house to take his future wife to be.
This takes place at the husband's parents' house and often the best man/men will also be present.