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Spectacular Photos Reveal The Explosion of Colour That is Ethiopia’s Ancient Timkat Festival

Posted by addisethiopia on February 8, 2014

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“It felt like being in the Bible”

  • Timkat is the Ethiopian Orthodox take on Epiphany and involves a colourful parade
  • Celebrations begin the night before with a 2am riverside ceremony
  • Priests wear robes of brightly coloured velvet and carry sequinned umbrellas
  • Photos were taken by Eric Lafforgue who attended the January celebrations
  • He has spent considerable time in Ethiopia meeting locals and discovering their traditions

See all the fascinating pictures here

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