Ethiopian Holidays is offering tourists and holidaymakers the opportunity to enjoy this year's Ethiopian Meskel Festival with an attractive holiday offer to attend the event on 26 September, 2017.
The holiday package price is USD99 and includes one night hotel accommodation, city tour, breakfast, lunch and dinner, special permit to Meskel Festivals and Traditional Coffee Ceremony.
The guest will be picked up for morning city tour of Addis Ababa, undisputed diplomatic capital, headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
You will start your visit from National Museum and then followed by Ethnological Museum and drive to Entoto hills to get the panoramic view of the city. You will then have lunch with Ethiopian coffee ceremony and taste before proceeding to Meskel Square for celebration.
In the early afternoon the party train will move to Meskel Square, where the guests will have a special permit to enter. The festival, which lasts into the evening, begins with a procession of youth and clergy in festive dress.
This is followed by performances from a number of different church choirs, gathered from every corner of the city. Each choir group wears its own unique processional clothing, which is ornately decorated and rich in symbolism, and performs chants and choral pieces, accompanied by dances and coordinated movements.
After the end of service, the guest will be transferred to their hotels for dinner and overnight/airport based on their flight schedules.
Meskel is one of the most important ecclesiastical holy days in Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. It is also known as The Finding of the True Cross. Meskel Celebrations commemorate the discovery of the cross on which Jesus Crist was crucified by St. Helena, Mother of Constantine the Great.
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