እንኳን ለብርሀነ ጥምቀቱ በሰላም አደረሳችሁ!
#Timket festivity #Epiphany is one of the UNESCO inscribed World’s Intangible Heritages.The festival is celebrated to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.
Every year, on the 19th of January (Tirr 11) a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically, fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities.
The celebration of Timket lasts three days and starts with the spectacular procession. The locals are all dressed in white and wear the traditional scarves – netela. It’s an exhilarating crowd, where everybody is singing, clapping, chanting, playing the begena (Ethiopian string instrument) or drums. The final destination of the parade is a body of water, be it a river, lake or pond. In Gondar, one of the best places to take part in the festival, the celebration takes place in the Fasiladas’ Bath, which was likely built mainly for religious purposes.