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Southern People’s Festival at Arbaminch 

Duration: 7 - 14 days
Package Title: Meskel Festival at Addis and the main Historic routes 
Tour code: My.T.T 107
Transport: Surface

Every year in mid December something extraordinary takes place in the stunning lakeside town of Arba Minch in Southern Ethiopia , the 1000 Stars Festival is a vibrant and colorful celebration of cultural diversity. It's a unique opportunity to experience, first hand, the varied culture and music of an exceptional part of our world.

This unique Festival has quickly become one of Africa's most renowned celebrations of cultural diversity.

Ethiopian “People’s Day” Festival

Dec. 9th is a special day for all Ethiopians; a day in which people representing each ethnic group in the country gather in a chosen host city to celebrate an annual event ‘The People’s Day’. Various cultural shows, photographic exhibitions and a day long musical concert will be performed by each ethnic group.

There are also trade fairs and bazaars where indigenous products such as coffee, cultural ornament etc. are displayed. Besides celebrating our diversity, the event brings about cultural exchanges among the various people groups.

An interesting part of the event is seeing the different ethnic and tribal groups each wearing its traditional costumes. Especially the lower Omo tribes decorate in a white bark belt and leather strap, ornament with notches, a short skin garment, and paint their bodies with artful designs adorned with jewelries made of bone and all sorts of metals.     Book / Customize

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