ETHIOPIAN FESTIVALS

The Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)

The Ethiopian calendar registers the New Year on Meskerem (September); first, as a commemoration of the receding of the great storm during the time of Noah.....

Meskel Celebration, (Finding of the True Cross)

Maskal has been celebrated in the country for over 1,600 years. The word actually means "cross" and the feast commemorates the discovery of the Cross…

Genna (Ethiopian Christmas) 

Among the major feasts which are associated with Jesus and observed by the Ethiopian Orthodox church, the incarnation of nativity, Genna …

Timket (The Epiphany)

The festival of Timket falls on Tirr 11(January 19) every year. It is observed in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s Baptism in River Jordan…