Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!
in 1911, is distinguished by its colorful murals by native artist Afewerk Tekle. Occupying Haile Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by gardens, the Ethnological Museum showcases many Ethiopian cultural artifacts.
- Key events revolve around the Orthodox Christian calendar.
- The city is busy for Timkat (Jan 19 or 20), an Epiphany festival celebrating Christ’s baptism.
- Meskel (Sep 27 or 28) marks the discovery of the True Cross with flowers, bonfires and religious gatherings.