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Ethiopia celebrates Timket

Timket is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. Timket celebrates the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. This festival is best known for its ritual reenactment of baptism During the ceremonies of Timkat, the Tabot, a model of the … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Christmas Genna Janauary 7th

While the Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, Ethiopia still retains the ancient Julian calendar in which Christmas falls on January 7th (of the Gregorian calendar.)┬áThe Ethiopian name given to Christmas is Ledet or Genna which, according … Continue reading

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