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Ian’I Rastafari, observing the depth of the events, also meditates on the fact that on September 27th not only is the Meskel festivity but also commemorates another very important event.
Ithiopia still follows the Orthodox Julian calendar which consists of 12 months of 30 days and a 13th month, Pagume, of five or six days, depending on whether or not it is a leap year.
List of Ethiopian Kings by H.I.H. Tafari Makonnen, June 19, 1922
Ethiopia was the only African country that was still completely free from European domination at the end of the 19th Century. This does not mean that no European country had tried to take over Ethiopia.
To trace the history of the Ark’s arrival in Ithiopia it is important to begin with the visit of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, to King Solomon.
On Ketera (the eve of Timkat) the Tabots, covered in ornamental cloths to prevent the gaze of the people, are taken by the priests with much ceremony to a tent near a pool or stream.
Ithiopian names for Christmas are Liddet, Genna and also Qiddus Bala Wald.
Tradition has it that Balthasar, one of the Three Kings, was from Ethiopia, and is often depicted as a Black man even in the West.