Fasika is another major celebration that follows the 55 day Lent fasting during which Orthodox Christians abstains from eating meat and dairy, following largely vegetarian diet and only then eating after daily prayers at 3 pm in the afternoon on weekdays. A meal may be taken after morning prayers on weekends.
Fasika is not as colorful but no less a spectacular as traditional white clothes are worn by all. There are prayers on Easter Eve, attended by all, until 3 am and then families get together to exchange gifts and mark the end of Lent with traditional meals of meat and Injera
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