265th day in Mer'awy / 313th day in Ethiopia 01 / 09 / 2003EC
今日は朝から警備員のおじいちゃんに外でコーヒーに誘われた。たまにいくのだが，今日は隣にも連れて行かれた。 Today I was invited to drink coffee outside my house by my guard in the morning. I sometime follow him. Today he took me not only his house but also our neighbor.
学校帰り，家の前でコーヒーセレモニーをしているのが目立つ。 I found many people opened coffee ceremony in front of their house when I came back after school.
そのうちの1軒にふらふらとお呼ばれし，地ビールと称するタッラという飲み物をいただく。 I joined one of them and was served Tara which local people call as local beer.
家に帰ったら，警備員にまたも誘われる。 今日はなんか特別な日なのか？？と思ったら，やはりそうだったようだ。 After coming back, I was invited by my guard again. I wondered if today is something special day. Yeah, my opinion was right.
彼ら曰く，今日は聖母マリア（キリストの母）の誕生日らしい。 それを祝ってのことみたいだ。 They said today is birthday of St. Mary, who was mother of Jesus Christ. Therefore, they held ceremony for celebration.
ただ帰って調べると，聖母マリアの誕生日はどうも今日じゃないようなんだが・・・。エチオピア正教だけの話なのか？それともおれの聞き間違いか？ I check website after coming back and I found today is NOT birthday of St. Mary. Do only Ethiopian Orthodox believer think today is birthday of St. Mary? Or, I misheard, didn't I?