We were warned not to go driving during the parade times of the Timket celebration. Timket celebrates and reenacts the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. On the first day, the procession travels from the church with a model of the Ark of the Covenant (see my next post on Aksum) to a nearby river. The following day the Ark is returned back to the church. Below are some of the rituals associated with celebration.
|Decked out horses pulling fancy carts lead the way. Note the Safeway supermarket in the background.|
|Additionally, keeping the grass on the carpet is also important task.|
|Dancing, singing, and music were very much apart of it.|