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Meskel Festival (the Founding of the True Cross) celebrated on 26th or 27th of September by burning a big bonfire commemorating the acts of Queen Elena, the mother of Constantine the Great. Determined to discover the Ture Cross, following the advice of elders Elena lighted bonfire and guided by the smoke to uncover the buried cross.
Timket (the Baptism of Christ) is a major annual festival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church marked on January 19th. It involves the transportation of tabots (replica of the tablets of Moses) from individual churches in warm procession to a water body on the eve of Timket on January 18th and return to the churches in a similar procession on January 19th.