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 Timket-Epiphany_2Ethiopian Timket festival/ Epiphany in Lalibela

Tour code: VET700

Tour Duration: 11Days/12Nights

Travel dates: 14 January -24 January

Transportation: Surface/Air

Type of Vehicle:  2009/10 Nissan Patrol or 2009/10 Toyota Land cruiser 

Tour Customizable: Yes

Tour Highlights: Ancient colorful TIMKET festivals around the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, ancient history, age-old culture, breathtaking highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches, and so much more

This tour provides a practical image of the 3000 yeas historical mysteries and living historical facts and monuments of Ethiopia including the steles of Axum, the temple of Yeha, Palace of Queen of Sheba, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and many more. Detailed Description & Itinerary

 

_maskal-_finding_of_the_true_cross_27_september_gabrielMESKEL/ Finding of the True Cross festival in Addis Ababa

Tour code: VET720

Tour Duration: 9Days/8Nights

Travel dates: From 18 – 26 September 2010.

Transportation: Surface/Air

Type of Vehicle:  2009/10 Nissan Patrol or 2009/10 Toyota Land cruiser

Tour Customizable: Yes

Tour Highlights: Ancient colorful festivals, ancient history, age-old culture, breathtaking highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches, archeology and so much more

 MESKEL is celebrated by dancing, feasting and lighting a massive bonfire known in Ethiopian tradition as "Damera". Meskel commemorates the finding of the True Cross in the 4th century when Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. The feast is celebrated in Ethiopia on the 17th September Ethiopian calendar (27th September Gregorian calendar), 6 months after the discovery of the True Cross. The celebration of Meskel signifies the presence of the True Cross at mountain of Gishen Mariam monastery and also symbolises the events carried out by Empress Helena.   Detailed Description & Itineray

 

Viva Ethiopia Tour can arrange you a private or group tour programs that are designed in a way to coincide with this unique and vibrant festivals. It is usually advised to arrange the festival program with the historic (north) route so as to grasp how deep religion is in Ethiopia. All set departures to Ethiopia historic route are accompanied by a private guide throughout and include Addis Ababa, Bahar Dar and the Blue Nile Falls, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum. You can also request for the festivals to blend to cultural tour, nature tour, bird watching and any choice of yours. List of more Ethiopian religious festivals

 


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