Erecha Ritual


Oromos are numerically the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia. Oromos have an annual ritual of celebrating nature and thanksgiving to their god the creator called Waqa. The celebration involves making offerings on designated big tree and making recitations of good wish, blessing and sprinkling what is considered holy water on the participants. Erecha is celebrated […]

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‘Fasika’ – Ethiopian Easter


On Easter eve 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). […]

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Epiphany (Timket)


Timket, feast of Epiphany is the greatest festival of the year falling on the 19 January just two weeks after the Ethiopian Christmas. It is actually a three-day affair beginning on the eve of Timket with dramatic and colourful processions. The following morning the great day itself, Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River by John […]

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‘Meskel’ – The Finding of the True Cross


The festival of Meskel is second in importance only to Timkat and 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 upon which Jesus was crucified by the Empress Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great. The original event took […]

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‘Enkutatash’ – Ethiopian New Year


The Ethiopian New Year falls in September at the end of the big rains. The sun comes out to shine all day long creating an atmosphere of dazzling clarity and fresh clean air. The highlands turn to gold as the Meskel daisies burst out in all their splendour. Ethiopian children clad in brand new clothes […]

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Featured Tour Package

  • Historic Route & Omo Valley Tour +

    Day 1: Arrive at Addis and welcoming, city tour in Addis, National Museum, Ethnography Museum, Merkato Market and Entoto Mountain. Read More
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