Tag Archives: Bahti Meskerem

Bahti Meskerem: More Than Just Another Day

Bahti Meskerem 2020 is the 59th anniversary of the liberation struggle
September 1st, 2020 is the 59th anniversary of the liberation struggle, reminds us of mammoth sacrifices our people made to assert nationhood against all odds.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PhD)

It is nearly the end of August. The beginning of September will soon be upon us. In Eritrea, that generally means several things. That the rainy and wet keremti (summer) season is almost at its end, ready to give way to the quewi (harvesting) season.

That a vast swathe of the countryside and mountains will soon be covered in sheets of green and dotted by colorful embaba (flowers). That juicy and delicious beles fruit can be found on every street corner. That Meskel and Yohannes, those special festive occasions, are around the corner. Continue reading Bahti Meskerem: More Than Just Another Day

In Memory of September 1st and Our Founding Patriots

In memory of September 1st, 1961, the day armed struggle for national liberation starts, and in memory of our founding patriots…

BY HAGOS GASHAZGHI

Nations are always their narrations. This is the main reason that compels us to pay certain tribute to the past. Therefore, we have to honour past events, the story itself and most importantly our beloved brothers and sisters who accomplish such grand patriotic commitment.  Continue reading In Memory of September 1st and Our Founding Patriots

Eritrea’s Revolutionary War – The Gold Standard

On September 1st this year, Eritrea will commemorate the 57th Anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle for national liberation.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

In the annals of Eritrea’s revolutionary war, September 1st marks the first military engagement between Eritrean combatants and the Ethiopian Army. It was on September 1, 1961, that the first shot was fired in the liberation of Eritrea when Hamid Idris Awate and his men exchanged fire with the colonial Ethiopian Army at Mount Adal, Eritrea. The day’s events were to be repeated all across Eritrea on countless blood-soaked battlefields over a thirty-year period (1961-1991). Continue reading Eritrea’s Revolutionary War – The Gold Standard

September 1st in the Annals of Eritrean History

September 1st marks the beginning of the Eritrean armed struggle for independence. There is no May 24th without September 1st. That’s exactly why Bahti Meskerem is such an important day for Eritreans.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

On September 1, 1961 at Mount Adal in the Gash-Barka region of Eritrea, a small band of 10 to 13 men commanded by Hamid Idris Awate opened fire on the occupying Ethiopian Army. The day’s confrontation between the Ethiopian Army and Eritrean combatants marked the first shot fired in the liberation of Eritrea. Continue reading September 1st in the Annals of Eritrean History

Eritrea: Long Live September 1st

“September 1st, 2015 is the 54th anniversary of the liberation struggle, reminds us of mammoth sacrifices our people made to assert nationhood against all odds” – @hawelti

BY BEREKET KIDANE

September 1st is the anniversary of the first shot fired in the armed struggle for Eritrea’s independence popularly known as “ghedli” in Tigrigna or “Sawra” in Arabic. The pivotal shot was fired by Hamid Idriss Awate and his men on September 1, 1961, at a place called Mount Adal, between Agordat and Tesseney, in Western Eritrea. The day’s events are generally referred to as the first military engagement between Eritrean combatants and the Ethiopian Army. Continue reading Eritrea: Long Live September 1st

ብሓደ መስከረም 1961 ፡ ሰውራና ኣዊጁ ጸላኢ ክህረም

ንኽብርን ዝኽርን መበል 54 ዓመት ምጅማር ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ

ግርማይ በርሀ (ሽካጎ)፡

ጅማር ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ፡ ኣብ መንጎ ገዛእቲ ክንገዝእ ኢና ክብሉን ተገዛእቲ ከኣ ኣይንግዛእን ፡ ኣሜን ኢልና ኣይንሰግድን ፡ እምቢ ብምባል ክቃወሙን ብዝማዕበለ ናይ ክልተ ኣካላት ጎንጺ ዝተጋህደ ተርእዮ እዩ ። ገዛእቲ ሓይልታት ፡ ናይ ሓፋሽ ህዝቢ እምቢይታ ንምዕጋት “እንቢ ያለ ሰው ጥይት ኣጉርሶው” ብምባል ፡ መሰለይ ንዝበለ ህዝቢ ብምቅንጻል እንዳኣግደሉ ንክገዝኡ ክሓልሙ ከሎዉ ፡ እቲ ናይ ሓፋሽ ህዝባዊ ሰራዊት ከኣ “ቦሎ ቦሎ ነቲ ሰላም ዘይደሊ ወራሪ ሰራዊት ቦሎ …” ብምባል ነቲ ቃልሱ ክሳብ ዓወት ክቅጽሎ ወሰነ ።  Continue reading ብሓደ መስከረም 1961 ፡ ሰውራና ኣዊጁ ጸላኢ ክህረም