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Meskal: Finding of the True Cross

Enkutatash New Year

Celebrated on 11th of September, it is both New Year’s Day and the Feast of St. John the Baptist. The day is called ‘Enkutatash’ meaning the “gift of jewels”. In the eve after dark the people light fires outside their houses.

Axum Tsion Mariam Celebration

Celebrated: on Nov 29  & 30  In the eve fly to Axum and tonight attend the eve ceremony at the Zion (Mariam Tsion) church whereas legend has it the original Ark of Covenant is housed. The following day early morning, attend the colorful church ceremony at Mariam Tsion; pilgrims from all over the country come to […]

Ashenda / Shadey Festival