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Timket/ Ethiopian Epiphany/

If you are into colorful outdoor festivals Timkat makes the premium of all festivals in Ethiopia. Despite the festival’s roots, it’s base on religion, the cultural part of it is the experience to enjoy.  Timket is the Ethiopian Orthodox equivalent to Epiphany, is celebrated at churches throughout the country on January 19. The best place to be during Timkat is Gondar, where the festivities culminate in a crowded and colorful afternoon re-enactment of the first baptism at the 17th century Fasil’s Pool, which is filled with water for the occasion.