Religious Festivals

Religion is an integral part of Ethiopian life and culture and is celebrated with impressive ceremonies, traditional dress, music and dancing providing a blanket of colorful expression across the country.

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Northern and Eastern Historic Attractions

Ethiopia, the ancient Christian kingdom, richest historical and cultural heritage in sub-Saharan Africa, is a unique experience for travelers, different from anywhere else. Its 3000 years old history, interwoven with timeless legends, religious practices, festivals, fascinating historical monuments, indigenous arts, unspoiled multi ethnographic culture and way of living, remarkable and endless mountain ranges, diversified climate, fauna and flora have all attracted and fascinated the imagination of visitors throughout ages. The most important attractions are here under.

Axum stele

Yeha temple

There are several places of interest that can be visited as a straightforward day trips from Axum most notably the ruins at Yeha, found amidst imposing mountain scenery, which is the site of the country's most ancient dating back to pre-Christianity times temple, a remarkable huge stone structure, and of a fine and richly endowed Ethiopian church of more modern times. The temple is a remarkable huge stone structure believed to have been dedicated to the south Arabian moon god “Almuqah”.  The ancient city of Yeha was first described in the early 16th C by the Portuguese traveler Francisco Alvarez.  Alvarez. Described it as a very long and hand some tower, both for its height and the good workmanship of its walls. This fine old building, according to the nineteenth century German Scholar Heinrich Miller, probably dates back to about seven or eight hundred years before the birth of Christ.

The temple stands on a small hill, at the foot of a nearby mountain, with a reasonable sized village of traditional Tigrai style houses nearby.


Ethiopia, the ancient Christian kingdom, richest historical and cultural heritage in sub-Saharan Africa,



Climatic variations and the isolated forbidding nature of her highlands have made Ethiopia a unique habitat



Culturally Southern Ethiopia is extraordinarily rich with some 45 languages spoken by people of