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Attending the ceremony starting from the eve of Christmas is very colorful. It is the birth of Jesus Christ “birth of Light”. Celebrate this day with in those unforgettable- internationally renowned Rock Hewn Churches. On this day the congregation at the church of Lalibella spills from the pews in to the aisle. Both males and females wrapped in white shawls, the edges embroidered mainly in Green, yellow and Red (the color of our flag).

The following day early in the morning there will be a breathtaking chant and dance of multitude of the priests, the people sing with joy a long the priests one after the other and among the swaying choir the priests (usually two) raps on drums, letting out a deep boom and female’s voice respond in a piercing chorus of ululations. Feels quite different – unique! -on the other world!