Ethiopia: Timket

  Ethiopia’s most important celebration is Timket, the Ethiopian Orthodox Epiphany. On the eve of Timket, the main churches of Addis bring out their Tabots in big processions led by the senior clergy and follwed by tens of thousands of believers. The Tabots are brought to a field on the edge of town where they(…)

Ethiopia: arrival in Addis Ababa

  With a rich and fascinating 3000 year history, Ethiopia (modern Abyssinia) is the only country in Africa never to have been colonized. Haile Selassie, Abyssinia’s last emperor, deposed in a military coup in 1974, is said to have been the 237th descendent of a lienage which goes back to King Solomon of Judea and(…)