Ashendye is a unique traditional festival which takes place in august to make the ending fasting called Filseta. This event is mostly for girls and young women, which they await very eagerly every year.
The name of the festival ‘Ashendye’ comes from the name of a tall grass that the girls make in to a skirt and it around their waist as a decoration. The young women and girls dress the best traditional dresses called tifitef which is a cotton dress decorated with amazing embroidery from the neck to toe in front of the dress.
The girls also adored themselves with array of beautiful jeweler. After the gather in the village or city centaur they divided in to small groups and they start from church and they go house to house singing and playing their drums. Thy stop at every house and sing and dance for the people in the house.
It is customary for people to give them money, food and drinks and other items for their efforts. They continue the whole day going from house to house and occasionally stooping in a village or city centaur and singing and dancing for a while before they go on again on their tour.