HIGHLIGHTS

Ethiopian Easter also called Fasika, is one of the most colourfully celebrated festivals, as the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ have greater religious meaning for Christians. Easter celebration takes place following a fasting period of 55 days called lent. During lent, Ethiopian Christians avoid eating any animal or dairy products. The celebration begins a week ahead with Palm Sunday or Hosanna. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and celebrates the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Ethiopians wear headbands of palm leaves on this day to remind them of the palm leaves that were laid in Jesus' path. Easter in Ethiopia is celebrated with big feast and lots of cultural and religious activities that will enlighten visitors. It is full of charming holiday vibe during the day and night time with so much outdoor and indoor activities. Church services are attended on the eve before the holiday, where travellers participate in a colourful service lit with candles. People attend churches dressed in white traditional cotton clothing and rob. After they have been to the Easter eve service, the family returns home to break their fast and they share the main celebratory meal of the day. Doro wat, a spicy chicken stew, is the most traditional food served in all households. Celebrations continue for the following week, with an unofficial "second Fasika" the following weekend. Come and venerate this special religious festival with devout Ethiopians

Tour Code

EASAXU-2019

Tour Name

Ethiopian Easter Festival (Fasika)

Country

Ethiopia

Capital City

Addis Ababa

Destination

Addis Ababa and Axum

Fixed Tour Dates

April 26-29/19

Room Type

Twin/Double Room Occupancy

ITINERARY

Duration

3 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS

Starting Point:

Addis Ababa

Ending Point:

Addis Ababa

Itinerary Information

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Ground Service + Domestic flight price is US$599 P/p on room sharing basis

SRS= US$ 80

Extra night in Addis: $50 p/p for sharing room

  • Day 1:Good Friday, April 26                Addis Ababa

    Arrive at Addis in the morning, meet and assist by ET-staff, and transfer to your hotel

    In the afternoon attend Good Friday church service with thousands of devout Christians

    Meal: Lunch & dinner

    Overnight: 4* Hotel

  • Day 2:Saturday, April 27                 Addis Ababa

    You will go for the sightseeing of Addis. You will visit National Museum, Entoto view point, Mercato and other traditional fabric shop/market. While driving you through Addis you have the chance to see historical monuments, status, buildings and the office of regional and international organizations.

    Starting from evening you will attend church service with thousands of devout Christians until Sunday morning.

    Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Overnight: 4* Hotel

  • Day 3: Sunday (Easter), April 28                 Axum

    Fly to Axum

    Axum is the centre ancient civilization and where major religions has been practiced for thousands of years. Ethiopians firmly believe that the ‘Ark of the covenant’ is kept in secret place in Axum.

    In the afternoon visit the Stelae Park, St.Mary’s church and the archaeological sites; they all are inscribed by UNESCO.

    Meal:  Lunch & dinner                                         

    Overnight: Yared Zema or similar  

  • Day 04:   Monday, April 29                            Addis Ababa

    Fly to Addis Ababa.

    In the afternoon you will spend at leisure

    If your flight is in the evening transfer to the airport to catch your international flight

    Meal: Breakfast

    “End of the tour service”


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