These are six of Africa’s fascinating yet unique festivals

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Dec 3, 2019 at 03:00pm

December 03, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Culture

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

December 03, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Culture

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Timkat Festival in Ethiopia

Timkat is a festival that celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. The festival which is modeled after the Ark of the Covenant is known for its ritual re-enactment of baptism which is performed by numerous Christian pilgrims.

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After the parade by devotees, the priest sprinkles blessed water on the ground in the midst of a jubilant crowd.

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