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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 : Timket Festival © Ethiopian Tourism Commission TIMKET - (Epiphany)

  • HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
    Timket is the greatest festival of the Ethiopian year, falling just 2 weeks after Ethiopian Christmas.

    It is actually a 3-day affair preceded by the eve of Timket when the dramatic processions take place through a night of fasting, to the great day itself and the commemoration of Christ's baptism in the Jordan River.

    Ketera, the Eve of Timket is when the Priests bring out the Tabots - replicas of the 2 tablets of laws received by Moses, which are normally housed inside the altar symbolizing the Ark of the Covenant.

    Priests bless the water of the pool or river where the next day's celebration will take place.

    It is the Tabot, rather than the church building which is consecrated and given extreme reverence. Visitors have the unique chance to experience a festival lost to the rest of the world.


    ITINERARY - TIMKET IN ADDIS

    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
    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
    in Addis (Timket Day)
    departure

    ITINERARY - TIMKET IN AXUM, GONDAR, LALIBELA

    10 nights/11 days (in-country)

    TIMKET
    Day 01 -
    Day 02 -
    Day 03 - (Timket Eve)
    Day 04 - (Timket Day)
    Day 05 -
    Day 06 -
    Day 07 -
    Day 08 -
    Day 09 -
    Day 10 -
    Day 11 -
      IN AXUM
    arrive Addis
    fly to Bahir Dar
    fly to Axum
    in Axum
    fly to Lalibela
    fly to Gondar
    in Gondar - excursion to Simien
    fly to Addis
    fly to Dire Dawa; drive to Harar
    drive to Dire Dawa; fly to Addis
    departure
      IN GONDAR
    Addis
    to Bahir Dar
    to Gondar
    in Gondar
    to Lalibela
    in Lalibela
    to Axum
    to Addis
    to Harar
    to Addis
    departure
      IN LALIBELA
    Addis
    to Axum
    to Lalibela
    in Lalibela
    to Gondar
    in Gondar
    to Bahir Dar
    to Addis
    to Harar
    to Addis
    departure

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