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Timkat (Amharic: ጥምቀት which means “baptism”) (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. It is celebrated on January 19 (or 20 on Leap Year), corresponding to the 10th day of Terr following the Ethiopian calendar. Timkat celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.

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Day 1
On arrival in Bole International Airport, meet, assist and transfer to your hotel. After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa which includes National Museum and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
After Lunch, you will be able to attend colorful procession of the Ethiopian Epiphany or “Ketera” in Addis Ababa. In this procession, the replicas of the Original Ark (Tabots) from different churches will be taken and are carried by priests under huge colorful umbrellas; Deacons also carry processional crosses, religious paintings and bells. In the occasion, a lot of people will sing, dance and ululates accompanying the Tabots all the way to the place where the Tabots are supposed to make their Overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel 4*

Day 2
Today is main day for the celebration of the Ethiopian Epiphany. Therefore, you will have a chance to see the sprinkling of the blessed holy water in remembrance of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan in the hands of John. The Tabots (the replicas of the original Ark) are also carried back to their respective churches. Late in the afternoon, you will be at leisure. In the evening, we invite you to a memorable farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with music and dance.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Hotel 4*

  • 4* accommodation double/twin Bed basis
  • Meal: full board basis
  • Attending 2 days epiphany ceremony in Addis Ababa
  • Half-day Addis Ababa city tour
  • English speaking guide service
  • All ground transportation
  • Transfer from/to airport

Important Note

  • Ground service price is per person on sharing bases
  • Single Room Supplement: 50.00 USD
  • Extra night Room Price : 60.00 USD per person

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