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Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ
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Language(s): English 

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Festivals
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Maskel
Community participation
Addis Ababa

The festival of Maskel is celebrated across Ethiopia on 26 September to commemorate the unearthing of the True Holy Cross of Christ. Celebrations centre around the burning of the Damera bonfire in Maskel Square in Addis Ababa. Hundreds of thousands of people from diverse communities flock to the square as colourfully dressed priests chant hymns and prayers and perform their unique rhythmic dance. Maskel brings families and communities together from across the nation and promotes spiritual life through reconciliation, social cohesion and peaceful coexistence.


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Place/country: Ethiopia,
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:09:54
Publisher/producer: Negat film, video and photo Production PLC,
Published in: 2012

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