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Ethiopian Orthodox celebration

Groups of people celebrating Timkat. The drumming is loud and the dancers are in a trancelike state. Hundreds of people dancing and clapping, it's a wonderfull event to watch or to join!
Timkat (Amharic "baptism") (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. It is celebrated on January 19 (or 20 on Leap Year), corresponding to the 10th day of Terr following the Ethiopian calendar. Timket celebrates the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. This festival is best known for its ritual reenactment of baptism.

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