Gondar welcomes Epiphany celebrants



ADDIS ABABA– Gondar has welcomed the Diaspora community and Christian adherents from all corners of the country that come to mark Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket) in the historic city, the deputy mayor said.

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians colorfully mark the commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan today.

Gondar Deputy Mayor Bayu Abuhai stated that service providing institutions including hotels have made essential preparations to help worshippers and participants of the festivity have a memorable time in the city. Due attention has also been given to ensure the safety and security of celebrants and all security forces have received orientations and the necessary trainings.

Also, close to three thousand youths across  the city have received trainings to support the law enforcement organs.

Meanwhile, Goha Hotel CEO Amare Atnafu expressed readiness to welcome celebrants and expressed his optimism that the festivity would revive the hospitality industry that was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic  and the northern conflict.

Sharing the above, Roseau Hotel and Spa CEO, Tamirat Asefa said: “Our hotel is prepared more than ever to welcome the celebrants since Epiphany is among the major holidays observed by Orthodox Christians. The hotel is ready to provide unique service for both local and foreign guests.”

Epiphany(Timket) was inscribed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Intangible World Heritage of Humanity last year.

The January 19/2022

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