The 28th of April is Easter Sunday in 2019 according to the Ethiopian Orthodox and all Eastern Orthodox traditions (rather than the 21 April). This may come as a surprise to many Westerners. But the holiday date is different from the one celebrated in the West because of the position of the sun on their side of the globe and the use of non-Gregorian liturgical calendars.
So I’m sharing this photo and video essay for all to enjoy peering into this magical country filled with bonafide world-wonders.
The following images are from the amazing ancient rock-hewn churches of the Lalibela and Tigray regions in Ethiopia. We were fortunate enough to have visited them with a few fantastic colleagues on a trip organized by the country’s UN Mission (while collecting research footage for my documentary) a few years ago.
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