Hello Talalay

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Hello Talalay
A Foreign Service couple posted in Chennai, India for 2 years. Our experience in words and pictures.
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  • Dancing And Celebrating At Timket 6 hours ago Once the big Timket ceremony is over, it's time for some spontaneous celebration. For women, spectators at the big event, now you can do a little participating.Time to dance!It's a joyous time, with plenty of family and spectators watching and joining in. Beautiful textiles.The future generation is...
  • Timket Crowd 2 days ago The star of Timket is the main ceremony, but another show during Epiphany is also worth checking out: the crowd. People come, and in large numbers. They also treat the celebration as a chance to dress up and be seen.People everywhere, impressively scattered up the hill.Can't get up the hill for a...
  • Timket Ceremony 5 days ago Onto the Timket ceremony, the big day of Epiphany. The event looked similar to Timket Eve, except more people. Lots more people.Time to follow the crowd again, which wasn't hard to do. You knew where they were going and didn't really have an option but to go with the flow of humanity.Make room,...
  • Timket Night In Axum 1 week ago Timket isn't over for the day once the afternoon service is done. The Epiphany holiday continues as an all night affair with prayers taking place in tents. Most folks who attend Timket Eve during the afternoon head home to dinner, but many people return throughout the night to take part in the...
  • Timket Eve, Adwa 1 week ago Timket is one of the holiest holidays in Ethiopia. It's a celebration of Epiphany by the Orthodox Ethiopian church. People gather together in a central area of a town, dance and reenact the baptism of Jesus. Various stand-ins for the Arc of the Covenant, known as "tabots," are used by priests to...

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