Ethiopian Meskel

The origin of this celebration of the feast of the cross tells us in writing and orally that the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified was so revered by Christians that the Jews zealously threw it into the rubbish for 300 years.

Ethiopian Meskel

The origin of this celebration of the feast of the cross tells us in writing and orally that the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified was so revered by Christians that the Jews zealously threw it into the rubbish for 300 years. However, in A.D. 326, Queen Elena, the mother of Constantine, discovered the site of the crucifixion, according to a historian and elder named Syracuse. Then when she was burning incense, she dug a hole in the ground and took out the cross.  

Queen Elena was said to have dug up to get the cross for seven months get the cross as a sign of the smoke beginning on September 17 and took out on March 10.

Queen Elena was said to have dug up to get the cross for seven months get the cross as a sign of the smoke beginning on September 17 and took out on March 10.

The Ethiopian Meskel Festival is registered as a World Heritage site at the 8th UNESCO conference on Science and culture in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2013 G.C.

The Meskel Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in Gurage. The people of Gurage, who leave Addis Ababa and other cities, spend the holiday with their families.

Numondo Events is organizing the Meskel festival in the Gurage zone of the Southern Nations and Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) for a three days celebration of this religious and cultural event.