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Buhe celebration with Emebet Kassa

The faithful of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church celebrate the unique outdoor religious and cultural festival, Buhe, on the thirteenth day of the Ethiopian month Nehase as the rainy season is about to finish and the Ethiopian New Year is just around the corner (August 19th ). One of the older yearly religious and cultural festivals is called Buhe, also known as the Festival of Transfiguration or the Festival of Debre Tabor. The celebration has been observed by members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church to honor God and remember the miraculous occurrence that took place on Tabor Mountain. Ethiopian Christians commemorate the transfiguration of Jesus Christ at Mount Tabor by participating in a number of religious ceremonies and cultural celebrations known as Buhe Festival. The event is being celebrated at Debre Tabor Town, South Gondar Zone, in Mount Tabor of Ethiopia with thousands of believers, high-ranking government officials, including the Industry Minister Melaku Alebel, performers, and guests in attendance. Youths dress in vibrant clothing for the Buhe festival, which takes place on August 19. They go door to door while banging drums and singing traditional and religious songs, and in exchange, elders give them money and other presents. Since the event comes on one of the days of the fast of Saint Mary’s Assumption, Ethiopian customary fasting foods and beverages are provided at home. Jesus is transfigured and made brilliant in glory on a mountain during the event known as the Transfiguration of Jesus in the New Testament.

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