Ethiopia is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent, a land of contrasts and surprises, remote and wild places, and home to cultured and friendly people.
This is the land of the fabled Queen of Sheba, home of the Ark of the Covenant, the birthplace of coffee. 'Lucy: the world's oldest known almost-complete hominid skeleton, more than three million years old, was discovered here.
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritages are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
UNESCO registered nine Ethiopia's historical and natural attraction as a world heritage sites, Ethiopia is the leading country by having more registered heritages from Africa.
The heritages include, the Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Gondar castle, Axum obelisks, Tiya monolithic grave marks, Konso Cultural Landscape, Lower Valley of Awash (hadar), Lower Valley of Omo, Semien Mountains National Park and the walled city of harar.
Ethiopia is a mosaic of people with more than 80 languages, different lifestyles, costumes and cultural dances. Ethiopia has been called 'the land of a thousand smiles'. Visit Ethiopia and you can be sure of a great welcome, a memorable holiday, and the experience of a lifetime.
Do you know?
Ethiopia is the cradle of human kind
Coffee is Ethiopia’s gift to the rest of the world
Ethiopia has its own Alphabet, Numeric and Calendar
Ethiopia has never colonized
Ethiopia is the second country to accept Christianity as official religion
Ethiopia has 9 UNESCO registered world heritage sites
Ethiopians are the pioneers to use a tool before 2.8 million years ago
Ethiopia is the fourth largest biodiversity zone in the world
Where the original Ark of the Covenant is found
More than 70% of Africa’s mountains found in Ethiopia
Preserves the piece of true cross on which Jesus Christ is believed to have been crucified
The Great Rift Valley which is the only geographical feature of planet earth visible from the moon, cuts Ethiopia in to two crossing from top to bottom
The single tallest monument ever erected by humanity in the BC is found (Axum)
Ert’ale is one of the few places on planet earth where one can see active, live, continued and dramatic volcanic eruption and the lowest point on the planet.
has more unique species of flora than any other country in Africa
Is the only country in the world that prophet Mohamed declared to be free from jihad
Monday: Jazz Fusion by Abyssinia sound band
Tuesday: Ethio Jazz by Addis Taim Band with Girma Tefera
Wednesday: Nubian Ark featuring Alemayehu Eshete
Thursday: Express Band with Haileyesus girma
Friday: Addis Acoustic Project Featuring Bahta G/Hiwot and Girma Negash
Saturday: Zemen Band with Tsedenia G/Markos
Sunday: Reggae music by Sidney Solomon & Imperial Majestic reggae band .
The road to Las Vegas begins
A group of professionals from the world's esteemed modeling agencies will travel to Ethiopia in October 2012 to select a lucky winner as the official representative of Ethiopia for the miss universe finals in Las Vegas, USA and open a world of opportunities. Read More
Jazz giant to explore Ethiopia's influence on classical music
Ethiopian jazz giant Mulatu Astatke's father to give lecture in London. LONDON: Prepare to have your assumptions about the origins of music thoroughly overhauled at this ground-breaking lecture by the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke on November 7. Read More
Great Ethiopian Run
22 November 2012 to 27 November 2012
This 10km run through the streets of Addis Ababa is certainly like no other. You can walk, run or jog so, despite the altitude and heat, it really is an achievable challenge for everyone. Read More
It is celebrated every year on the eve of September 26. It is celebrated commemorating the "Finding of the True Cross". In Addis Ababa, it is celebrated at Meskel Square by making bonfire locally called 'Demera'. Read More
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