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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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Hossaena (Palm Sunday) at Axum
Palm Sunday: This is the Sunday before Easter. It commemorates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. On this date, early in the morning, the deacons walk around in every village of the town to deliver palm leaves to followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to wear on their foreheads the whole day. This feast is colourfully celebrates at Axum every year and many people come from all over the county and overseas to attend.