ENKUTATASH - (Ethiopian New Year, September 11th)

This festival celebrates both the New Year and the Feast of John the Baptist at the end of the long rains in spring, when the Highlands become covered in wild flowers. Children dressed in new clothes dance through the villages, distributing garlands and tiny paintings. In the evening every house lights a bonfire and there is singing and dancing.ENKUTATASH - (Ethiopian New Year, September 11th)