Ethiopia's Timket Celebration picked among CNN "Five African festivals you can't miss"
Timkat -- Ethiopia Ethiopia's most colorful festival, Timkat, or Timket, is a Christian three-day event held every year from January 18 to 20. It is held throughout the country and celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. The best place to witness it is in the former imperial capital of Gonder, where the main event takes place at Fasiladas' Bath. This is where the royal family used to bathe, and is now only filled up with water before the festival. On the eve of Timkat, the Tabot, a model of the Ark of the Covenant, is carried by a priest in a procession to the bath, where the water is blessed. Read more: Photographer gives snapshot of vanishing way of life "After the priest has blessed the water, everyone jumps in," says Butler. "I have never seen tourists join in, but everyone is allowed to." Pilgrims come from miles away to celebrate Timkat, and to pray and be blessed. "Anyone interested in the culture of the Ethiopia would be there," says Butler. "You do feel like you're going back in time and it feels like you're witnessing something that could be from the European medieval times."
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