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Religious Celebrations
Ethiopian New Year (Enqutatash)
Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)
Ethiopian Christmas, (Genna)
Timket, feast of Epiphany
Hidar Tsion (Celebration of St. Mary's day)
Hossaena (Palm Sunday) at Axum
debre-libanos.jpg pilgrimages-debre-libanos.jpg Timket, feast of Epiphany Timket, feast of Epiphany is the greatest festival of the year falling on the 19 January just two weeks after the Ethiopian Christmas. It is actually a three-day affair beginning on the eve of Timket with dramatic and colorful processions. The following morning the great day itself, Christ's baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist is commemorated. Since October and the end of the rains, the country has been drying up steadily. The sun blazes down from a clear blue sky and the festival of Timket always take place in glorious weather.