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Meskel celebration lights up city

September 27, 2012 5 comments

Thousands of Ethiopians and visitors crammed Meskel square in Addis Ababa on Wednesday to celebrate Meskel, one of the country’s colorful Christian festivals.Celebrations started in the early afternoon, when a huge procession bearing flaming torches approaches Maskel square from various directions.Choirs and youths from various Orthodox churches wearing colorful clothes presented songs and shows at the eve of celebration that commemorates the “Finding of the True Cross”, the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

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