Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Timket Night In Axum

Timket isn't over for the day once the afternoon service is done. The Epiphany holiday continues as an all night affair with prayers taking place in tents. Most folks who attend Timket Eve during the afternoon head home to dinner, but many people return throughout the night to take part in the services. Special, long candles are given out to everyone. It's a beautiful sight.

Entering the tent area, the path lined with worshipers holding candles.

A young pilgrim and the courtyard scene outside the main tent.

Inside the tent, packed with worshipers shrouded in their finest white traditional dress.

Two more looks at worshipers.

Tourists spotted!

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