Timket in Gondar
Timket, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebration of the Epiphany, and Ketera, the eve of the Epiphany, are celebrated publicly in Gondar, Amhara Regional State. The city center is overwhelmed with people wearing traditional attire. The clergy, bearing robes and umbrellas of many hues, perform rollicking dances and songs. Similarly, dressed up in their finest, the women and men leap up and down in spirited dances, tirelessly repeating rhythmic songs.