Posts Tagged ‘Eritrea’

CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Eritrea

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!


Eritrea Kids Edition Report

The new Eritrea report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Eritrea:

  • Eritrea gets its name from Mare Erythraeum, which is Latin for “Red Sea.”
  • Former freedom fighters known as tegadelti often greet each other by bumping shoulders, clasping right hands, and pressing their right shoulders together three times. This greeting is known as the “brother in arms.”
  • Eritrea technically has no official language, as the constitution states that all the languages of Eritrea should be equal.
  • Eritrean children inherit their father’s first name as their last name.

Find out about the nation’s 30-year fight for freedom, discover what holiday celebrations are like, and read about traditional Eritrean weddings all in this colorful new report.