Thursday, May 26, 2011

Meskal Finding of the True Cross

According to Chitra Meskal or Finding of the True Cross is a popular festival in Ethiopia.  On the night before people burn huge bonfires with a cross decorated in yellow flowers called meskal daisies.  This determines how the New Year will be depending  on which direction the cross falls when it is burned.

Thanks Chitra for the postcard and explanation.


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