Festival dates 2019/2020

With 2020 being a leap year, it is worth drawing readers' attention to how this affects dates for festivals for 2019 until the end of 2020. The Julian Calendar used in Ethiopia recognises leap years, but it deals with them very differently to the Gregorian Calendar used in Europe, North America and most other parts … Continue reading Festival dates 2019/2020

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Kulubi Festival

Marc writes: I was in Ethiopia in December last year and was so glad to have the Bradt guidebook 6th edition with me--an invaluable resourse of good information. A highlight for me was the Kulubi festival that takes place twice a year (on 26 July and 28 December with the December one being the bigger one … Continue reading Kulubi Festival

Comments on the northern historical circuit

We spent 3 weeks in Ethiopia, with a few days in Addis and 17 days travelling around the northern circuit in a 4 by 4 with local driver. We paid $135 per day (all inclusive) for a 12 year old, fairly hammered, but reliable vehicle, with a driver that spoke a little English. Badly fitting … Continue reading Comments on the northern historical circuit