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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 : Parchment Manuscript © J.Gibson HIDAR ZION - (Celebration of St. Mary)

  • HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
    The Virgin is one of the most venerated of all religious figures in Ethiopia.

    About 33 days are annually dedicated to different celebrations in the 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 symbolism to Her womb.

    This festival is attended by tens of thousands of people from all over Ethiopia, making it one of the most joyous annual pilgrimages in Axum, the "sacred city of the Ethiopians."


    ITINERARY

    10 nights/11 days (in-country)

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    Day 08 -
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    Day 10 -
    Day 11 -
      arrive Addis
    fly to Bahir Dar
    fly to Axum (Processions begin)
    in Axum (Celebration of St. Mary)
    fly to Lalibela
    in Lalibela
    fly to Gondar
    fly to Addis
    fly to Dire Dawa; drive to Harar
    drive to Dire Dawa; fly to Addis
    departure

    ITINERARY

    10 nights/11 days (in-country)

    Day 01 -
    Day 02 -
    Day 03 -
    Day 04 -
    Day 05 -
    Day 06 -
    Day 07 -
    Day 08 -
    Day 09 -
    Day 10 -
    Day 11 -
      arrive Addis
    fly to Axum (Processions begin)
    in Axum (Celebration of St. Mary)
    fly to Lalibela
    in Lalibela
    fly to Gondar
    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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