Timkat (Timket) is one of Ethiopia’s most prominent holidays, and it is held all around the country. Tourists in Ethiopia are treated to three days of festivities during Timkat. Timkat is an Orthodox Christian festival commemorating Jesus Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River. Timkat, which consists of processions, singing, and dancing, attracts visitors to Ethiopia. Tourists can learn about Ethiopia’s religion, culture, and traditions by spending time in the country.
Timkat takes place on the 19th of January (20th on leap years), and preparations, known as Ketera, begin that day. The event lasts three days. It is commemorated on this date to coincide with Terr’s 11th day. Timkat will take place on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Tourists should be informed that Timkat is a national holiday, and that most establishments are closed on this day. With warm, sunny weather and low rainfall, January is one of the finest months to visit Ethiopia. This month, Ethiopian Christmas, or Leddet, falls on the 7th of January.
Timkat is a three-day festival that honors Christ’s baptism. The 19th of January is the most important day, as it is when the blessing of water and reaffirmation of baptism vows takes place. Ethiopia’s most popular religion is Christianity.