Festivals in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is home to some of the most spectacular Christian festivals in the world.
Why experience a festival in EthiopiaAs one of the first countries in the world to convert to Christianity and a place containing important religious artefacts, such as the monolithic churches of Lalibela, it is perhaps unsurprising that Ethiopia’s major festivals revolve around significant Orthodox Christian dates. However, Ethiopia still adheres to the Julian calendar, rather than the Gregorian one, which means that they usually celebrate these events on different dates to the western world. They are celebrations that exude spirituality, colour and excitement, and deliciously large feasts often play a central role. Attending a festival here truly is the best way to appreciate the intriguing culture and variety that Ethiopia offers amid its stunning scenery.
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