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The Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash) is celebrated on September 11, with dancing, singing and the exchange of good wishes.
The Finding of the True Cross (Meskal) is celebrated on September 27. The holiday commemorates Empress Helen’s 326 AD discovery of the Cross upon which Jesus was crucified, as well as the physical presence of the True Cross at the Church of Egziabeher Ab. As Meskal daisies come into bloom, the holiday is celebrated with feasting and bonfires.
Courtesy: PinterestThe Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) falls on January 7. Genna is celebrated by a church service that lasts into the night. People go to church and young men play a Genna game.
Epiphany (Timket) feast is celebrated two weeks after Christmas. Timket is one of the greatest festivals in the country.
Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is a hub of economic, social and political activity and home to prominent offices as the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Entoto hill

Mount Entoto is the highest peak overlooking the city of Addis Ababa. It reaches 3,200 meters above sea level. The mountain is a historical place where Emperor Menelik II resided and built his palace, when he came from Ankober and founded Addis Ababa. It has many monasteries and churches.

Gullele botanical garden

The 705 hectares garden features collections of plants in a setting with streams, original vegetation, and topographic variations. A collection of 700 plant species are available, among which 71 plant species are medicinal and 28 are endemic to Ethiopia.

Lion zoo

The Lion zoo in Addis Ababa is in 5 kilo area. There are lions in cages, geleda baboons, antelopes, ducks, turtle and different types of apes at this zoo.

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