- Enqutatash, Ethiopian New Year – 11 September
- Gena, Christmas – 7 January
- Meskal, the finding of the true cross – 27 September (of which the bonfire ceremony is the most impressive part of the festival)
- Timkat, Ethiopian Epiphany – 19 January
In addition, there are other popular religious festivals connected to angels’ and saints’ days. The most celebrated are:
Marriage, birth, other rituals, body adornment, housing styles, and other practices are expressions of Ethiopia’s melting pot of tribal and cultural diversity.