Meskel Festival

Starting from USD 158 per person sharing

Meskel is one of the most important ecclesiastical holidays in the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. It is also known as The Finding of the True Cross. In the 4th century Roman Empress Saint Helena (and mother of Constantine the Great) had a dream to light a bonfire; this is celebrated on Meskel eve known as Demera when bonfires are lit at dusk colorfully adorned with seasonal yellow “Meskel” flowers around which there is dancing and singing.

In all parts of the county however, Meskel Day itself is observed with great celebration and festivity with friends and family and using ashes from the Demera fire, many Orthodox Christians will use the ash to mark their foreheads with the sign of the cross.

Tour Name

Meskel Festival  2019



Capital City

Addis Ababa


Sep. 29, 2019



Duration: 1 Night/2Days

Starting Point: Addis Ababa

Ending Point: Addis Ababa

Itinerary Information

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  • Day 1: Friday September 27, 2019 Addis City Tour and Eve of Meskel Festival

    Up on your arrival time, pick you from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to your hotel. After check-in your hotel and quick refreshment, you will have Addis city tour that includes the National Museum and The Trinity Cathedral. In the afternoon, you will attend the colorful celebration of the holiday. In the evening, you will have a cultural farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant with local folkloric dances. Then, transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.  

    Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner Only

    Overnight: Ethiopian Skylight Hotel    

  • Day 2: Saturday, September 28, 2019, Addis Ababa--Departure

     After breakfast, transfer to airport for flying back to home as per your flight schedule.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

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    • Extra night charge for sharing occupancy: USD55.00
    • Extra night charge for single occupancy: USD88.00


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    Package Price is NET to ET

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