Africa is well known for its diverse variety of history, culture and religion, and this comes alive in the many festivals held throughout the continent.
In Ethiopia Christians and Muslims live side by side; with the majority of the population belonging to the Orthodox Christian faith. The country’s two main festivals are Christian religious celebrations.
The Ethiopians and pilgrims from far and wide, gather to rejoice at Christmas at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lalibela, where 11 stunning monolithic churches are carved out of the rock. It’s truly an amazing sight to behold with thousands of people coming here to take part in the all night church services.