EHSPADD01- Meskel Festival (Finding of True cross)

EHSPADD01- Meskel Festival (Finding of True cross)

You will be picked up for morning city tour of Addis Ababa, undisputed diplomatic capital, headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). You will start your visit from National Museum and then followed by Ethnological Museum and drive to Entoto hills to get the panoramic view of the city. You will then have lunch with Ethiopian coffee ceremony and taste before proceeding to Meskel Square for celebration.

In the early afternoon we move to Meskel Square, where we have a special permit for you to enter. The festival, which lasts into the evening, begins with a procession of youth and clergy in festive dress, followed by performances from a number of different church choirs, gathered from every corner of the city. Each choir group wears its own unique processional clothing, which is ornately decorated and rich in symbolism, and performs chants and choral pieces, accompanied by dances and coordinated movements.

After the end of service, you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight/airport based on your flight schedule.


Ethiopian Meskel Festival

Finding of True cross

26 September 2017

Meskel is one of the most important ecclesiastical holy days in Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. It is also known as The Finding of the True Cross. Meskel Celebrations commemorate the discovery of the cross on which Jesus Crist was crucified by St. Helena, Mother of Constantine the Great. The festival, which lasts into the evening, begins with a procession of youth and clergy in festive dress, followed by performances from a number of different church choirs, gathered from every corner of the city. Each choir group wears its own unique processional clothing, which is ornately decorated and rich in symbolism, and performs chants and choral pieces, accompanied by dances and coordinated movements.

Package Price Includes

  • One Night Hotel Accommodation
  • City Tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Special Permit to Meskel Festivals
  • Traditional Coffee Ceremony

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