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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 : Orthodox priests © deacons - J. Gibson GENNA - (Christmas)

  • HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
    Year after year Christians recall the story of the Christchild in a manger, shepherds on Judean hills witnessing the celestial song of angels as they pronounced the Long Expected One had come.

    Celebrated on January 7th and preceded by a fast of 40 days, on the eve of Christmas people gather in churches for mass that lasts about 3 hours.

    The clergy and "Debtera" (scholars versed in liturgy and music of the church) lift their voices in hymns and chant just as it has been for over a thousand years when Ethiopia accepted Christianity.

    After mass, the fast is broken so the clergy and crowd alike disperse to their homes to feast. Food and drink is plentiful, with many homes preparing special meals that are characteristic to all big festivities highlighted on the Ethiopian calendar.


    ITINERARY

    10 nights/11 days (in-country)

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      arrive Addis
    fly to Bahir Dar
    fly to Gondar
    In Gondar - excursion to Simiem
    fly to Lalibela (Christmas Day Celebration)
    in Lalibela (Christmas Day Celebration)
    fly to Axum
    fly to Addis
    fly to Dire Dawa; drive to Harar
    drive to Dire Dawa; fly to Addis
    departure

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