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Abiy Tsom (Lent) 2014 (Ethiopian Orthodox)

Feb 24, 2014 - April 20, 2014; Ethiopian Orthodox Great Holy Lent Fast lasting 55 days, culminating on Easter day, April 20th.

Ethiopian Easter

Feb 24 - April 20, 2014 is the Ethiopian Orthodox Great Holy Lent Fast lasting 55 days culminating on Easter, observed by followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

The fast:

  • Is applicable to all persons older than 13 years of age
  • involves total abstention from: meat, dairy products and eggs instead, cereals and vegetables will be consumed
  • only one meal a day is eaten, taken in the evening or after 3:00pm starting on Good Friday to Easter Sunday (April 18-20, 2014), there is total abstention from everything taken orally. Nothing is to be consumed.
  • on other Saturdays and Sundays during Lent, eating breakfast is allowed.


Axum Hotel (Four Star)

Mekelle Axum Hotel - photo by -

The Axum Hotel is a luxury, high-rise hotel located in the heart of Mek'ele. It is owned by a hotel of the same name in Addis Abba, Ethiopia's capital. The Axum has a cavernous central atrium and 60 large, carpeted rooms and suites, all with bath and shower, satellite TV and telephone. It offers full banquet and conference facilities for up to 500 people, along with audio/visual equipment. Guests can take advantage of the gymnasium, sauna and steam bath, a restaurant offering international cuisine, a 24-hour bar and an Internet cafe and sundry shop. In the city center, visitors will be able to stroll along the wide, tree-lined avenues and try the restaurants specializing in traditional food.

    The hotel offers:
  • 60 luxurious rooms and suites with bath/shower, satellite TV and telephone.
  • Cozy bar and deluxe restaurant with snack and A'la carte dishes.
  • Full facilities for banquets, seminars or conferences from 400-500 persons with audio/visual equipment for meetings.
  • Gymnasium, sauna and steam bath.

Axum Hotel - photo by -

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