Ethiopian Religious Holidays

 
The major religious events in Ethiopia are mostly linked to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, whose history goes back to the 3rd Century. Due to a strong faith, celebrations and festivals play an important part in daily life. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church ceremonies are unique and impressive, especially Timket, Genna and Meskel. During these festivals, which are celebrated across the country, religious followers and priests dress in traditional garb, and large amounts of food and drink are almost always consumed.
The Islamic tradition also celebrates religious festivals in the Ethiopian calendar, notably, Muharram, Milad-an-Nabi and Eid-ul-Fitr.

 
 
 
Lidet or Genna (Ethiopian Christmas)
January 7th
Ethiopian Christmas is celebrated following a 43-day fast known as Tsome Gahad (the advent), with a spectacular procession, which begins at 6 AM and lasts until 9 AM. The holiday is bombastically celebrated in Lalibela, a holy city for Ethiopian ... Read more
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An estimated 60% of the population practice Christianity, the majority of which practice the homegrown, Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. This religion goes back nearly 2000 years to the 4th Century when King Ezana of the Axumite Empire recognized Christianity as the State’s official ... Read more
 
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