Be one of a few foreigners to witness this special saints day and follow it with walk in the mountains of Meket.
St Mikael’s day in Lalibela and a Tesfa Trek in Meket
Come and visit Lalibela for Senay Mikael, the St Michael’s day celebrated on Sunday 19th June is one of the biggest saint’s days in Lalibela, with it also marking the anniversary of Saint-King Lalibela’s death. The Church of Mikael in Lalibela is connected to the church known as Golgotha where Lalibela himself is buried.
Only Gena (Ethiopian Christmas) is a bigger celebration in the town.
Fly in on Saturday and see the market – a day when the town is really buzzing, and visit the other churches. After the
processions and celebrations on Sunday morning head off to Meket to send a couple of days trekking in the mountains before coming back for a flight to Addis on Tuesday.