Ethiopian ‘Demera’ Colorfully Celebrated by followers of the Orthodox Church (+Video)
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Church followers celebrated the spiritual and cultural holiday, Demera, throughout the nation yesterday.
The colorful festivity that has a tradition of burning bonfires on the eve of the anniversary of Meskel (Finding of the True Cross), was observed particularly in Addis Ababa at Meskel Square in the presence of spiritual leaders, officials, foreigners and hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. The list included Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and his Egyptian counterpart, Pope Tawadros II, who has attended the event for the first time. Please watch below