Ethiopian Sigd Holiday made official Israel Holiday

Earlier this month, the Knesset formally added the Ethiopian Sigd holiday to the list of State holidays.

Sigd is the Ethiopian Jewish festival falling in the Hebrew month of Cheshvan on the 29th day.

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 “During the celebration, members of the community fast, recite Psalms and gather in jerusalem where Ethiopian Rabbis called Kessim read from the Orit.  The ritual is followed by the breaking of the fast, dancing and general revelry.” -Wikipedia 
The holiday symbolizes the acceptance of the Torah by the Beta Israel community.
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