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Axum Tsion (Celebration of St. Mary)

The Hidar Zion festival is related to the presence of the Arc of the Covenant in Axum und with the belief that it is a symbol for St. Mary’s womb. Every year thousands of pilgrims from all over Ethiopia gather in Axum, the holiest city of the Ethiopians, to celebrate this festival.