Image copyright BBC/Amensisa NegeraEthiopian Orthodox Christians have been celebrating the festival of Timket, or Epiphany, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Image copyright AFPIn Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, thousands of worshippers marched through the streets on Friday, the eve of the festival, to the Jan Meda sports grounds. Image copyright BBC/Amensisa NegeraMusicians playing traditional trumpets, or imbilta, led the way. Image copyright BBC/Amensisa NegeraImage copyright BBC/Amensisa NegeraChurch leaders, dressed in their religious robes and carrying crucifixes and umbrellas, then followed. Image copyright BBC/Amensisa NegeraImage copyright BBC/Amensisa NegeraSpiritual singers, or azmari, chanted and clapped along to traditional praise songs known as mezmur.
Source: Ethiopian News January 20, 2019 11:26 UTC