Classic Ethiopia Tours

Classic Ethiopia Tour

Timkat-Feast of the Epiphany

During the first millennium B.C. and possibly even earlier, various Semitic-speaking groups from Southwest Arabia began to cross the Red Sea and settle along the coast and in the nearby highlands. These migrants brought with them their Semitic speech

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Meskel (Finding of the True Cross)

Legend has it that the cross upon which Christ was crucified was discovered in the year 326 by Empress Helen, Mother of Constantine the Great. Unable to find the Holy Sepulcher, she prayed for help and was directed by the smoke of an incense burner to

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Enkutatash New Year, 11 September

 

This festival celebrates both the New Year and the Feast of John the Baptist at the end of the long rains in Spring, when the Highlands become covered in wild flowers. Children dressed in new clothes dance through the villages,

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