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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
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Hidar Tsion (Celebration of St. Mary's day)
The virgin’s day is one of the most venerated of all religious figures in Ethiopia. About 33 days are annually dedicated to different celebrations in commemoration of Mary. "Hidar Zion" is associated with the presence of the Ark of the Covenant in Axum and the belief that the Ark itself is a symbol of her womb. Falling on 30th November every year, this festival is attended by thousands of people from foreign countries and all over Ethiopia, making it one of the most blissful annual pilgrimages in country, the "Blessed city of the Ethiopians"