Holidays of Ethiopia


Today is Timket « In Ethiopia, Epiphany is a far more important holiday than Christmas. Whereas Western Christians commemorate the journey of the Magi in their Epiphany celebrations, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians honor the occasion of Jesus’baptism. Accordingly, they call the festival Timkat (sometimes also spelled « Timqat » or « Timket »), which means « baptism. » Since the Ethiopian Orthodox Church follows a different calendar than that commonly adhered to in … Continuer de lire Holidays of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Holidays


Today is Christmas in Ethiopia! Merry Christmas, Ethiopia! « Ledet (Christmas) Ledet (Christmas) falls on December 29 Ethiopian calendar (January 7 Gregorian calendar). Ledet (Christmas) is celebrated after 43 days fasting known as Tsome Gahad (Advent), with a spectacular procession, which begins at 6 AM and lasts until 9 AM. After the mass service, people go home to break the fast with the meat of chicken … Continuer de lire Ethiopian Holidays