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UNESCO Ethiopian Meskel Celebration ( Bonfire )

Addis Ababa

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It is tremendous , impressive festival never seen before .It is important festival which falls September 27 which celebrates the discovery of true cross by empress Helena .Huge crowd crowds of people will make Circle the vast bonfire people of all Ethiopian ages seen in the street carrying fresh bunch of yellow daises .

In Addis Ababa ,Meskel ( Bonfire) eve sep 26 starting at 3pm all ages of the people of the country go to a large procession of flaming torches approaches Revolution square .The procession includes priests in their brightly Vestment ,troops , boys , scouts , students ,brass hands cross , gold and silver , Sunday school of church singers caring fresh huge cross and they circle Damera and fill the lighted torch on it while singing a special Meskel song "Eyoha Abebaye Meskerem Tebaye" 'oh!my flower Meskel has downed '. The fire it lit at twilling about 6pm the whiff up in the sky and people say ILILI it means that a symbol of Rejoice .Both Candle and Twaff ( wax ) lit at night and all the people accompany the Whiff together with this torch .
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Our service begin with your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole international Airport. Meet and greet then transfer you to Meskel Square, a place where on which bonfire lit . We then let you off from our luxuries preference car and attend the performance early to see all the people of Ethiopia wear in white and white traditional cloth, priest , deacon , clergy man , nun , Sunday schools performing the colourful festival .

After this when the night fall , we will lit traditional twaff ( wax) candle if you are interst for this to accompany the Bonfire and we then walk to see various performance in the street people forming in groups .Depend on your flight schedule , we transfer you to the airport for your international flight .

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I am Getnet Tesfaye Ethiopian tour operator , guide ,cook and consultant service provider .I have been here in this industry since 2008.*I graduated from Different accreditation institute in tour guide and cook service provider .*I have co-operative training certificate from D'afrique international Hotel here in Addis Addis Ababa Ethiopia .*I have participated undertaken in tour guide training from Addis Ababa city administration culture and tourism bureau concerning customer service and handling client safety and have got certified .*Certified from the office of oromiyyaa regional state of Ethiopia culture and tourism bureau ormomiyya millennium tour .*Certified in hotel Management by Addis Ababa city administration culture and tourism bureau .*I am professional licensed Ethiopian tour guide and cook service provider . Licensed from Addis Ababa city administration culture and tourism bureau .*I am the member of Ethiopian tour guide association .

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