Clothing Etiquette- Ethiopia

edited June 2012 in - East Africa
I was wondering if anyone had specifics on clothing etiquette for Ethiopia. I am a teenage girl and there has been sparse information for my age group.

Specific questions:
1- Is it polite or just weird (as a tourist) to cover your head in a church?
2- How long should girls' pants or skirts be?
3- Is there any type of shoe that is unacceptable or impractical? (Obviously not high heels or anything, but...)
4- Must I have my shoulders covered or anything like that?

Thank you very much! :)

Comments

  • Hi Kastahi
    To answer all you questions...
    no need to cover your head in side the church,normal way of dressing is acceptable,you can wear any type of shoe provided it is comfortable for you  no dressing code very cultured and friendly peoples.
    for any further info you can contact me   getnetyoseph@yahoo.com
  • no way it is Ethiopia and to be honest with you you cant inter in the church with your shoe for further info please email me soritravel@gmail.com
    sori
    local guide
  • Dear Kastahi,

    Greetings

    For more information on what you have gathered so far.

    Ethiopia is a land of Ethics, high on Religion and a beauty in all aspects.
    There are certain things to consider as a girl and a woman when traveling to Ethiopia.

    1. All churches require the decency of women of all ages to cover their hair and preferably wear decent length dresses (up to the knees not shorter) or pants that are not too sexy (To be more specific).
    2.You can wear any kind of shoes you like there are no specifics on this regard
    3.It is preferred to be in a decent state when going to church. Shoulders or anything else not in specific... even if you do not cover your head please be aware of how you present yourself as a woman.
    anywhere else you can dress as you comfortably like!

    If you have any questions any time in regards to traveling to Ethiopia or anything for that matter It will be my pleasure to assist you. you can contact me at: semhalsam@gmail.com

    Have a wonderful day!

    Semhal
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