Gishen Mariam Church

Gishen Mariam

Gishen MariamIs located 483 kilometers north of Addis Ababa in Wollo Region. Gishen Mariam Church is situated in a marvelous landscape. A fragment from the original True Cross is buried underneath this church. Because of this, this shrine is one of the most sacred churches in the country. According to Read more…

Fassika Festival Lalibela

Fassika (Easter)

Fassika (Easter)Fassika (Easter) falls on every 27 April. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church offers special daily prayers during the Fassika season. The church members and those who offer spiritual teachings in the church do not eat until 3 o’clock in the afternoon with the exception of Saturday and Sunday when prayers Read more…

Timqat Festival

Religious Festivals, Ethiopia

Religious FestivalsIn Ethiopia; religion, especially Orthodox Tewahedo is inseparable part of life.The Orthodox Tewahedo Church ceremonies are unique and impressive; especially Timket and Meskel festivals which provide colorful ceremonies and celebrations. People dress in traditional costume and celebrate festivals across the country with colorful unique ceremonies such as Enkutatash (New Read more…