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Ethiopian Religious Festival Tour

Discover the world of the ancient Ethiopians as you take these festival tours on the Historic Route of Ethiopia. With more than 80 different ethnic groups living together with traditions as old as humanity itself, Ethiopia is a melting pot of cultures. In this fascinating country, you will be amazed to witness how ancient historical traditions have been preserved in a remarkable manner for thousands of years. And, indeed, the ceremonies and rituals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church open a window on the authentic world of the Old Testament. Like nowhere else, in this country you will find yourself so dramatically transported back in time to participate freely in the sacred rituals of an ancient faith.

Below you will find small group departure festival tours carefully crafted around some of the most important and colorful festivals in the Ethiopian calendar. On these tours, you will also visit the unmatched sites of Ethiopia’s Historic Route among which four of the sites are listed under UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Step back in time and explore thousands of years of history, legend, and lore as you take these trips to the Historic Route of Ethiopia to witness some of the most colorful and ancient Christian festivals.

Ethiopian Christmas on the Historic Route of Ethiopia — 9 Days: Dec. 31, 2018–Jan. 8, 2019

  • Trip Type Cultural
  • GHET-FF5
  • Small Group fixed departure
  • 9 days, 31. Dec 18 – 08. Jan 19
  • This tour give you the chance to celebrate Christmas a second time. Witness an Orthodox Christmas celebration with ancient history & culture of the "Historic Route"

Ethiopian Timket Festival Tour (Epiphany) — 9 Days: Jan. 13–21, 2018 and 2019

  • Trip Type Cultural
  • GHET-FF4
  • Small Group fixed departure
  • 9 days, 13.-21. Jan 2018 & 2019
  • On this tour you are privileged to witness on of the most ancient festivals celebrated in Ethiopia, Timket Festival. Commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ, this is an extremely colorful three-day festival celebrated on the Ethiopian Calendar and you will attend this festival around the rock-hewn churches of St. Lalibela

Ethiopian Easter Festival — 9 Days: Apr 1–9, 2018

  • Trip Type Cultural
  • GHET-FF4
  • Small Group fixed departure
  • 9 days, 01.-09.Apr 2018
  • Join us on this trip of discover as we witness an ancient way celebrating Easter and explore the world of the ancient Ethiopians. Step back in time and celebrate Easter the way it has been performed centuries and centuries back.

Meskel Festival and Historic Route Tour — 9 Days: September 21–29, 2018

  • Trip Type Cultural
  • GHET-FF1
  • Small Group fixed departure
  • 9 days, 21 Sep – 29.Sep 2018
  • Witness an ancient Ethiopian Bonfire Festival comemorating the finding or the True Cross combined with ancient history & culture and visit 3 Unesco World Heritage Sites.. Enjoy the green landscape after the rainy season.

Sebaratmu Giorgis Festival Tour to the Historic Route — 9 Days

  • Trip Type Cultural
  • GHET-FF2
  • Small Group fixed departure
  • 9 days 22.-30.Jan 2018 & 2019
  • This cultural tour takes you on the Ethiopia’s Historic North with Sebaratmu Giorgis Festival, one of the most colourful festivals celebrated at St. Lalibela. This festival is less famous, but equally absorbing as Timket Festival and it is celebrated colourfully around one of the most famous rock-hewn church, St. George with just one week after Timket.

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