Adonai Samson ’21, civil engineering
Six weeks before Ethiopian Christmas is celebrated, Adonai Samson’s family start to fast. They continue to fast until early Christmas morning, which happens the first week of January. Just before their fasting ends, the whole family goes to church at midnight. Once the service is over, the head of the household breaks the traditional Ethiopian bread known as himbasha.
“We stand around in a circle to symbolize how, together as a family, we can protect each other and help one another,” Samson says.