Genna (Ethiopian Christmas)

January 7th

Genna is Ethiopian Christmas, and coincides with other OrthodoxChristmas celebrations around the world. The feast marks the end of the 40-day fasting period of Advent. On Christmas Eve, the faithful participates in church services through the night before celebrating with family and friends on Christmas day. Lalibela is the most popular& famous place to celebrate Genna, as thousands of pilgrims flock to the holy city for this celebration.