|Written by Agaredech Jemaneh|
|Wednesday, 21 December 2005|
The Ethiopia Orthodox Church was established at the beginning of the fourth century, making it one of the oldest established churches in the world.
The most striking feature of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, is the presence of a replica of the Ark of the Covenant (locally known as Tabot) in the Holy of Holies of each church, and which only priests and/or deacons are allowed to see and handle. With religion playing such an important role in Ethiopian society, festivals and ceremonies have a considerable share in the yearly calendar. The following are the most famous festivals:
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