St Gabriel is the Patron Saint who guards over homes and churches. There is a huge pilgrimage to St Gabriel’s Church on Kulubi hill, which is on the route from Addis Ababa eastwards, about 70 kilometres before Dire Dawa. Many pilgrims carry heavy burdens as penance, children are brought to be baptized, and offerings are made to be distributed to the poor.…Read more »
Ashenda is a unique Tigraian traditional festival which takes place in August to mark the ending of fasting called filseta. This event is mostly for girls and young women, which they await very eagerly every year. It is unique to the people in the state of Tigrai which is in northern Ethiopia.…Read more »
On the 1st of October, drive to Debre Zeyit (Bishoftu) to attend a very colorful Oromo thanks giving festival called, Irrecha takes place on the shore of Lake Hora annually for not less than 1,000 years. Celebrate the traditional Oromo notion of Waka (one god).…Read more »
Celebrated: on Nov 29 &30
Best places to celebrate: Axum
In the eve fly to Axum and tonight attend the eve ceremony at the Zion (Mariam Tsion) church where as legend has it the original Ark of Covenant is housed.
The following day early morning, attend the colorful church ceremony at Mariam Tsion; pilgrims from all over the country come to express thanks after the fulfillment of a wish, or in the hope of miraculous cure.…