CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS

ASHENDA

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Ashenda - Ayni wari - Maria Tigrai Girl's Carnival  Ashenda, Ayniwari and Maria is a unique Tigraian Traditional festival which takes place in August to mark the ending of fasting Called " Filseta". Its length varies from three days to one month depending on the local (shorter in urban areas, longer in rural areas). This...

ETHIOPIAN EPIPHANY

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Timket (Epiphany) is the greatest colourful festival of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, falling on 19 January or 20 January (once in every four year when it is leap year).  It celebrates the baptism of of Christ in the river Jordan by John the Bapist. It is three – day affair and all the ceremonies are...

MESKEL

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Meskel has been celebrated in the country for over 1600 years.  The word actually   means ‘crosses in Ge’ez, the classic language of Ethiopia, now used predominantly in the Ethiopian Orthodox church. The feast commemorates the discovery of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, by the Empress Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great. The...