by ralf bäcker | photography

ethiopian eastern | Fasika

Fasika (Easter) follows eight weeks of fasting from meat and dairy. On Easter Eve, Ethiopian Christians participate in an hours-long church service that ends around 3 a.m., after which they break their fast and celebrate the risen Christ. The Fasika ceremony in the rock church Adadi Mariam, south of Addis Ababa starts on Saturday evening and continuing until sunday evening