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. Believers wrapped in white shawls besides on this day the pilgrims sing with joy with the priests one after the other and among the swaying choir the priests (usually two) raps on drums, letting out a deep boom and female’s voice respond in a piercing chorus of ululations.