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  • Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris
    P.O. Box 3658, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Tel. 251-111-552128/558591/551127
    Fax. 251-111-550298
    addisoffice@ervsafaris.com

    Photo : Wall painting in Gondar church © J.Gibson FASIKA - (Easter)

  • HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
    Easter is one of the greatest festivals of the Ethiopian people, celebrated after 55 days of fasting.

    Devout followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church offer daily prayers at the Church and do not eat until 3 PM, except Saturday and Sunday when prayers are conducted early in the morning. Easter always takes place in glorious weather and enormous effort is put into making the occasion memorable.

    Gifts are prepared for children and most people are resplendent in their best clothes, usually the dazzling white traditional dress. Everyone spends Easter Eve at the Church praying until 3 am when it is announced that Christ has risen!

    This, in dramatic contrast to the brilliant jewel colors of the ceremonial velvets and satins of the priests' robes and sequined velvet umbrellas, make this festival entirely splendid.


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      arrive Addis
    fly to Lalibela (Good Friday)
    fly to Lalibela (Easter Eve Celebration)
    fly to Axum (Easter Day)
    fly to Gondar
    in Gondar - excursion to Simien
    fly to Bahir Dar
    fly to Addis
    fly to Dire Dawa; drive to Harar
    drive to Dire Dawa; fly to Addis
    departure

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