Timkat in Ethiopia

Timkat (Amharic: “baptism”) (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. …

Timket celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. This festival is best known for its ritual reenactment of baptism …

Fasilides' Bath in Gondar, Ethiopia
Fasilides’ Bath in Gondar, Ethiopia

It is celebrated in January, right after Christmas, two of their biggest festivals back-to-back. Fasilides’ Bath is one of the very best places to see it.

I visited the ruins in December. No water. It was pretty quiet.

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