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Meskel Festival in Addis - 1 Day

Meskel Festival in Addis
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Meskel festival is a religious holiday marking the eve of what is termed as ‘the finding of Jesus’ ‘true cross.’, more colorfully celebrated in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, bringing the city to a standstill, with hundreds of orthodox priests and deacons donned in ceremonial regalia, joined by thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Church faithful to usher in the festival.

Meskel festival, registered as world heritage by UNESCO, is also known as the ‘Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross’ in other Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant churches.

This tour combines half day Addis Ababa city tour with the Meskel celebration.

Day 1
September 26: Addis Ababa City Tour: National Museum – YekaTerara - Holy Trinity Church - Meskel Celebration at Meskel Square

The city tour to addis starts with a visit to the National Museum & the Ethnographic Museum at the Addis Ababa University. Visit the Holy Trinity Church. Then a drive to YekaTerara for Addis Ababa City view and short trekking (1/2 hour). Lunch break & coffee tasting at Tomocca.

In the afternoon, attend Mesekel Celebration at Meskel Square accompanied by thousands of faithful. Beer tasting at St. George Brewery.

In the evening, a farewell cultural night at the renowned cultural restaurant for authentic Ethiopian cultural food buffet along with live music and dances of the diverse nations and nationalities of Ethiopia.

Trip Include

  • One lunch. Guided tour services. Land transport 2016 model Mini Bus. English speaking professional guide/tour leader. All entrance fees. Bottled natural water. Cultural dinner with live show. Government tax (VAT 15%).

Trip Excludes

  • Photographing fees. Night outs. Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, etc.). Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.

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Total $ 105 USD