Ashenda (Tigrinya: ኣሸንዳ) is a girls and young women’s festival celebrated in northern Ethiopia among Orthodox Christianity followers. It is typically celebrated between 16-26 August every year. Its length varies from three days to one month depending on the locale (shorter in urban areas, longer in rural areas).
Ashenda is a unique Tigraian traditional festival which takes place in August to mark the ending of fasting called filseta. This event is mostly for girls and young women, which they await very eagerly every year. It is unique to the people in the state of Tigrai in northern Ethiopia