Category: Events and Festival

On Faskia-Ethiopian Easter people celebrate and go to church with candles which are lit during a colorful Easter Mass service which begins at about midnight Ethiopian time. People go home to break their fast with the meat of chicken or lamb, slaughtered the previous night, accompanied with injera and traditional drinks (i.e. tella or tej).

Gena Gena is one of the major religious festivals in the country that commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.   Unlike other Christian countries in the world, Ethiopia recalls it on the 6th or 7th January during the leap year. The town of Lalibela is the place where this festivity is highly observed. Christmas falls

Irreecha The Oromo People celebrate Irreecha to thank Waaqa (God) for the blessings and mercies they have received throughout the previous year. The thanksgiving is celebrated at the sacred grounds of Hora Harsadi (Lake Harsadi), Bishoftu, Oromia. The Irreecha festival is celebrated every year at the beginning of Birraa (Spring), new season after the dark

Timket Timket is celebrated for the commomeration of the baptism of Jesus Christ in Jordan River. It is celebrated on January 19 or 20 on leap. One day before the celebration the tabot, i.e. the tablet of wood or stone that consists of the Ten Commandments of God, which is the replica of the Ark

New Year and Meskel Festival New Year and Meskel Festival is the largest celebration of Ethiopian.Ethiopian New Year which falls every year Meskerem 1st (September 1st Ethiopian Calendar) or September 11th or 12th (Gregorian Calander) if it is leap year. Meskel festival is celebrated in order to commemorate the finding of the true cross on