September 26, 2022 - BY Admin

Meskel

Today (26 September) Ethiopia celebrates the annual festival of Meskel “The Finding of the True Cross”. Meskel, which means “cross” in Amharic, is one of Ethiopia’s most important religious festivals. It is believed that the true cross of which Jesus Christ was crucified, was found by the Roman Empress, St. Helena; a piece of which is said to be housed in the mountains of Amba Geshen in Ethiopia. The festival includes colourful processions and the lighting of massive bonfires in city squares such as in Gondar