September 24, 2022 - BY Admin

Meskel Celebration

Next week Ethiopia will celebrate Meskel “The Finding of the True Cross”. colourful street processions and the lighting of massive bonfires in city squares take place during this annual celebration.

Meskel, which means “cross” in Amharic, is one of Ethiopia’s most important religious festivals. According to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition, the true cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified was found by the Roman Empress, St. Helena. A piece of the scared cross is believed to be kept in the Ethiopian mountains of Amba Geshen.