The Blue Nile River (Abay River)

Kulubi Gabriel

Kulubi, Saint Gabriel  Church Festival

Kulubi, Saint Gabriel FestivalThe church was built in 1880.The festival of Saint Gabriel (kulubi Gabriel), the Archangel, is celebrated on every December (Tahsas) 19 Ethiopian calendar (December 28 Gregorian calendar) which culminates in a pilgrimage to Kulubi, about 68 kilometers from Dire Dawa. Orthodox Tewahido (one in union) Christians mark the celebration with colorful processions …

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Gishen Mariam Church

Gishen Mariam

Gishen MariamIs located 483 kilometers north of Addis Ababa in Wollo Region. Gishen Mariam Church is situated in a marvelous landscape. A fragment from the original True Cross is buried underneath this church. Because of this, this shrine is one of the most sacred churches in the country. According to tradition, Empress Helena lit incense …

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Easter,Fassika in Ethiopia

Fassika (Easter)

Fassika (Easter)Fassika (Easter) falls on every 27 April. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church offers special daily prayers during the Fassika season. The church members and those who offer spiritual teachings in the church do not eat until 3 o’clock in the afternoon with the exception of Saturday and Sunday when prayers are conducted early in the …

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Voyage pour Addis Ababa, Gondar, Axum et Lalibela

Religious Festivals

Religious FestivalsIn Ethiopia; religion, especially Orthodox Tewahedo is inseparable part of life. The Orthodox Tewahedo Church ceremonies are unique and impressive; especially Timket and Meskel festivals which provide colorful ceremonies and celebrations. People dress in traditional costume and celebrate festivals across the country with colorful unique ceremonies such as Enkutatash (New Year), Meskel (Finding of …

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Surma People

Surma Tribe

Surma Tribe Travel, Visit, Discover Suri, Surma, Tribes Surma, “Suri” is the self-name of a little-known group of agro-pastorals/cultivators straddling the borderland of southwestern Ethiopia and Sudan. They show some historical and cultural affinities with the Nilotic peoples in neighboring Sudan; they are also related to the Ethiopian Mursi and especially the Me’en, other “tribal” …

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Timket, Timkat, Ethiopian Religious Festivals

Timqet (Epiphany)

Timket (Epiphany)Timket is the greatest Ethiopian religious festival. Timkat festival dates back to the legendary history of The Ark of The Covenant. It is believed by Orthodox Church and some scholars that The Ark of Israel, which they were given from God through prophet Mosses, is rested here in Axum, Ethiopia. It is primarily to …

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Excursion d'une journée à la forêt de Menagesha Suba

Nearby Addis Ababa Tourist Sites

  Nearby Addis Ababa : Debre Libanos Monastery, Ambo and Wonchi, Menagesha or Soba National Forest,Melka-Kunture,Adadi-Mariam,Tiya Stelae , Debre Berhan & Ankober,Wondo Genet wetland ecosystem Nearby Addis Ababa Tourist Sites  Debre Zeit Debre Zeit, which is found 50 kms, south east of Addis Ababa is an attractive town surrounded by lovely crater lakes. The lakes within a radius …

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Lake Awassa

Lake Awassa

Lake Awassa Lake Awassa is the most studied of the Rift Valley Lakes in Ethiopia, and it is a freshwater lake which indicates that even though it does not have a visible outlet, the water must leave through a subterranean outlet. Set in a volcanic crater, it has an abundance of plankton and fish, and …

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Découverte Dabbahu Fissure

Dabbahu Fissure

Dabbahu Fissure Dabbahu Fissure Site, an Earth Cracking, Geological process in the Afar Triangle (Great Rift Valley) This site was first filmed by BBC Film Crew.  Then Action Tours discovered it  for the first time with Two Canadian Tourists (Bod Man Moshe & Mike Black in 2019).  It is so fascinating area, rarely visited, remote, …

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