hoseanna                  This is the Sunday, before Easter. It commemorates                                                           Hossaena

This is the Sunday, before Easter. It commemorates Christ's entry in to Jerusalem from Egypt. On this date, early in the morning deacons walk around every village or town to deliver palm leaves to followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to wear on their foreheads the whole day. This feast is colorfully celebrated at Axum every year and many people come from all over the country and overseas to attend.