Hidar Zion, St. Mary of Tsion (Zion) Celebration in Axum
The 16th Century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion was probably built on an earlier 4th century church, and is the holiest church in Ethiopia. In its sanctuary is said to lest the original Ark of the Covenant and the belief that the Ark itself is a symbolism to Her Womb. It is celebrated on November 30 and attended by tens of thousands of religious people from all over Ethiopia, making it one of the most Joyous annual pilgrimages in Axum, the "Sacred City of the Ethiopians".
Note: - Upon request the tour programs can be modified, differently rearranged, combined with other itineraries and shorten or extended to suit your interest, time, and budget. Please contact us for further details.
Duration: 7 - 14 days
Package Title: Hidar Zion – Axum
Tour code: My.T.T 107
Day 01: Arrival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Overnight HOTEL – Addis Ababa
Day 02: Fly Addis – Axum sightseeing in Axum and explore the eve of the holyday. Overnight Hotel Axum
Day 03: Axum – Celebration of St. Mary Overnight Hotel Axum
Day 04: Fly from Axum to Lalibela to discover the 11 rock hewn church of Lalibela. Overnight Hotel - Lalibela
Day 05: Monasteries and other historical churches around Lalibela. Overnight Hotel - Lalibela
Day 06: Fly Lalibela to Gondar , in the afternoon explore the castile compound of facileness , Church and other attractions. Overnight HOTEL – Gondar.
Day 07: Drive from Gondar to Bahir Dar Visit the island monasteries on Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls. Overnight hotel – Bahir Dar.
Day 08: Fly Bahir Dar – Addis City tour in Addis and departure. Book / Customize