• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE RECENTLY ATTENDED ONE OF ETHIOPIA'S OLDEST AND MOST IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS CELEBRATING THE ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF A PART OF HOLY CROSS.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE RECENTLY ATTENDED ONE OF ETHIOPIA'S OLDEST AND MOST IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS CELEBRATING THE ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF A PART OF HOLY CROSS.

    IN A CENTURIES OLD CEREMONY OUTSIDE THE ROYAL PALACE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO WATCH PRIESTS AND HIGH CHURCH DIGNITARIES PERFORM ANCIENT RITES.

    AFTER A BRIEF HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF THE FESTIVAL THE PRIESTS TOOK OVER WITH A SYMBOLIC DANCE, ENDING WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED FLOWERS BEARING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS.

    THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL, KNOWN AS "TEKETSEL TSEGE", PRECEDED THE MOST COLOURFUL CEREMONY OF THE YEAR "MASKAL" WHICH COMMEMORATES THE FINDING OF THE TRUE CROSS BY ST. HELEN, MOTHER OF THE EMPEROR CONSTANTINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60RY94IGN2BHKRE2OYL5QLEMX
    Media URN:
    VLVA60RY94IGN2BHKRE2OYL5QLEMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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