Ledet (Ethiopian Christmas)

Ledet (Ethiopian Christmas)

Ledet falls on Tahsas 29th on the Ethiopian calendar (January 7th on the Gregorian calendar). It is celebrated after 43 days of fasting, known as Tsome Gehad (advent), with a spectacular procession, which begins at early 6 am and lasts until 9 am. After the mass (service), people go home to break the fasting with the meat of chicken or lamb or beef accompanied by Injera and the traditional drinks Tella and Tej.