Christmas in Addis Ababa

Leddet

Ethiopian Christmas is a powerful affair – all-night church services are the norm. Head to Jan Meda Sports Ground, in the north of the city, where the most exuberant celebrations take place. Festivities also include…
Sports in Addis Ababa

Great Ethiopian Run

Inaugurated in 2001, the 10km run is now the biggest mass-participation race on the continent. It takes over the city on the last or second-to-last Sunday of November and attracts over 20,000 runners. Whether runnin…
Religious in Addis Ababa

Timkat

This celebration of the Epiphany (Christ's baptism) is a colourful, three-day affair. As with Leddet, Jan Meda Sports Ground, in the north of the city, is the best place to be in the city.
Religious in Addis Ababa

Meskel

Celebrating the Finding of the True Cross, Meskel involves bonfires, priests in full ceremonial robes and plenty of festivities around the suitably named Meskal Sq.