Kulubi (Feast of Saint Gabriel)

 
Kulubi (Feast of Saint Gabriel)

December 28th

The feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel culminates in a pilgrimage to Kulubi, which lies 68 kilometers from the eastern city of Dire Dawa. Christians mark the celebration with colorful processions and ceremonies. Pilgrims walk up the hill to the church to fulfill their vows and give gifts to the church. Some pilgrims carry heavy rocks on their back up the hill to the church.