The Addis Abeba Peace and Security Administration choice. Meskel Square is a square in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is regularly a site for public social affairs or for exhibits and celebrations, quite, the Meskel Festival from which it takes its name. The Meskel Festival has been praised for more than 1,600 years. “Meskel” signifies “cross” and the celebration honors the second when the cross was uncovered to Empress Helena of Constantinople, mother of Constantine the Great. The celebration is additionally seen as a second to welcome in the spring season by showing the unmistakable yellow Meskel daisies.
Thousands assemble at the Square yearly on 17 Meskerem in the Ethiopian schedule (September 27 in the Gregorian schedule), with festivities in Addis Ababa starting in the early evening when a parade bearing flaring lights approaches Meskel Square from different headings. A consuming pyramid (demera) is situated in the middle and is surrounded by ministers in brilliantly shaded shrouds, understudies, metal groups, and the military hefting around goliath crosses and lights. They set the pyramid land with their lights, and the consuming pyramid is kept on fire until sunrise until the festivals during that time have finished.