Drummer, Timkat (Epiphany), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Drummer, Timkat (Epiphany), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2009

Timkat (Epiphany) is a three-day festival, when all the tabot (replicas of the ten commandments tablets, said to be stored in the Ark of the Covenant) are paraded to a source of water, which is blessed for symbolic re-baptism. 

Here, a drummer beats out a merry beat as the parade accompanying the tabot goes from church to church.



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