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Timket Festival

Timket Festival is celebrated on the 19th or 20th of January. It is an Ethiopian Orthodox ceremony that celebrates the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. It is most commonly celebrated in Gondar and Lalibela. During the ceremonies of Timket, the Tabot, a model of the Ark of the Covenant, which is present on every Ethiopian altar (somewhat like the Western altar stone), is reverently wrapped in rich cloth and born in procession on the head of the priest. The Tabot, which is otherwise rarely seen by the laity, represents the manifestation of Jesus as the Messiah when he came to the Jordan for baptism. The Divine Liturgy is celebrated near a stream or pool early in the morning (around 2 a.m.). Then the nearby body of water is blessed towards dawn and sprinkled on the participants, some of whom enter the water and immerse themselves, symbolically renewing their baptismal vows. But the festival does not end there; Donald Levine describes a typical celebration of the early 1960s.

Merkato

Mercato in #AddisAbaba is the largest open air market in #Africa, covering several square miles and employing an estimated 13,000 people in 7,100 business entities. The primary merchandise passing through the #Mercato is locally-grown agricultural products — most notably coffee. The #AddisMercato was instituted by segregationist policies of the Italian occupational government. They restricted the historic St. George Mercato to Europeans, causing the mostly Arab tradesmen to relocate a half mile to the west. Over time, local shopkeepers displaced the Arab merchants and, since the 1960s, the Addis Mercato has had a mostly local flavour. The Addis Mercato has over 120 stores and one massive shopping center with 75 stores.

Merkato - biggest market in africa

Mingi Children

A 'Mingi' child is a child that is believed to be born evil. There are many reasons why a child would be considered Mingi. Twins are sometimes both considered to be Mingi - or just one twin depending on the tribe...

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The Maale people

The Maale people live in the north-east of the south omo zone of Ethiopia,They are probably most famous for their poisoned arrows, With rapid growing population number of around 75,00(according to the 2008census)

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Maale People in south omo Valley

The Maale people live in the north-east of the south omo zone of Ethiopia,

They are probably most famous for their poisoned arrows,

With rapid growing population number of around 75,00(according to the 2008census)

The Maaale are the second largest group of the South omo zone, an area of high cultural diversity,

They are agro –pastoralists. he center of their territory is mountainous and agriculture,

Is the more important, while the surrounding lowlands are suitable for cattle breeding and people have accordingly more livestock

The Maaale have their own belif, which is defined by ancestor worshipping and rituals,(Kashi)

Starting from the 1960s they were concerted to Protestantism and especially during the last decade the number of converts increased,

Today the Maale have an own administrative region. however, the traditional political organization is till party intact. The office of political and ritual leaders are occupied and they still carry out some rituals for fertility of their area and are asked by some inhabitants for advice and mediation

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