Cultural Attractions


129.JPGEthiopia Cultural Attractions are diverse and generally structured along ethno-linguistic lines..

With over 80 distinct and fascinating ethnic groups, Ethiopia provides a mix of cultures and traditions that ranges between the modern and sophisticated lives of the cities to the most untouched and authentic African tribes of the remote parts of south western Ethiopia .

Church ceremonies are major parts of Ethiopian life that attracts a large number of tourists. Among the many highly celebrated church festivals Ethiopian New Year, Finding of the True Cross, Ethiopian Christmas and Epiphany are included in the “not to be missed” list of many festival attendees.Ethiopia ‘s Islamic tradition also provides a colorful contrast of tradition, particularly in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country.

132.JPGTraditional dining, one aspect of the Ethiopian customs, follows certain rules and rituals that signifies sharing, bonds of loyalty and friendship. The traditional way of eating Ethiopian foods is with fingers. Injera, a fermented pancake, is placed on the plate with variety of sauces and dishes around it. A small portion of “Injera” is then torn off and wrapped around a mouthful of the selected dish. For a first time dinner, its quite an experience to use fingers. It creates a sense of belongingness to a culture and tradition that stood out 3000 years. Travel to Ethiopia.

FE119.16Bahir Dar Market

Bahar Dar for centuries has been a place of commercial importance. It was and still is visited by papyrus canoes made by a lakeside people called the Woyto, who ply these craft across the waters of the lake. Open at the back end, the boats appear…

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Weyto villageFE115.38

Weyto village is among one of the cultural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Weyto village page so as to give updated and correct information on the attraction.

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Addis Ababa – Merkato

Addis Ababa is located at 2,500 meters above sea level at the footstep of the highest parts of series of Mountain chain. Addis is also the seat of African Union (AU) and many International offices and over 100 Embassies. It enjoys an excellent climate.

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104.JPGOmo Tribes Celebration

Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Located on the Tama Plains in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 5°39’N 36°39’E.

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Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopia still retains the Julian calendar, in which the year is divided into 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of 5 days and 6 days in leap year. The Ethiopian calendar is 8 years behind the Gregorian calendar from January to September.

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132.JPGEpiphany

Timket, feast of Epiphany is the greatest festival of the year falling on the 19 January just two weeks after the Ethiopian Christmas. It is actually a three-day affair beginning on the eve of Timket with dramatic and colourful processions.

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134.JPGEthiopian Christmas

Christmas, called Lidet, is not the primary religious and secular festival that it has become in Western countries. Falling on 7 January, it is celebrated seriously by a church service that goes on throughout the night, with people moving from

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131.JPGFinding of the True Cross

Meskal has been celebrated in the country for over 1600 years. The word actually means “cross” and the feast commemorates the discovery of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, by the Empress Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great.

Ethiopian Cultural attractions are as varied as the 80 tribes that constitute the nation. Learn more about Ethiopia culture, Meskal, Bull-Jumping, Epiphany & more .. mail@festethiopia.com