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It is tremendous , impressive festival never seen before .It is important festival which falls September 27 which celebrates the discovery of true cross by empress Helena …………….. Huge crowd crowds of people will make Circle the vast bonfire people of all Ethiopian ages seen in the street carrying fresh bunch of yellow daises .
In Addis Ababa ,Meskel ( Bonfire) eve sep 26 starting at 3pm all ages of the people of the country go to a large procession of flaming torches approaches Revolution square .The procession includes priests in their brightly Vestment ,troops , boys , scouts , students ,brass hands cross , gold and silver , Sunday school of church singers caring fresh huge cross and they circle Damera and fill the lighted torch on it while singing a special Meskel song “Eyoha Abebaye Meskerem Tebaye” ‘oh!my flower Meskel has downed ‘. The fire it lit at twilling about 6pm the whiff up in the sky and people say ILILI it means that a symbol of Rejoice .Both Candle and Twaff ( wax ) lit at night and all the people accompany the Whiff together with this torch .
Profound interpretation about this Festival .