Ethiopian Demera Colourfully Celebrated in Addis Ababa (Video)
Ethiopian Demera, a spiritual and cultural holiday, was colorfully celebrated in the presence of spiritual leaders, officials, foreigners and hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians at the Maskel Square in the capital Addis Ababa yesterday.
Demera is celebrated in remembrance of Empress Helena (Empress Helen), who according to tradition was led to the cross after smoke from incense she was burning during her prayers drifted towards the direction of three buried crosses, one of which was the True Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.
This unique festivity has been contributing its share in increasing the flow of tourists to Ethiopia. Please watch below