Send Free Ethiopian Meskel Cards for your friends and loved ones. We offer Meskel greeting cards to remember the Finding of True Cross and a rich Ethiopian orthodox church history. Wish a Happy Meskel by sending one of these cards.
የመስቀል በዓል ካርድ ለወዳጅ ለዘመድ ይላኩ
Meskel is celebrated by dancing, feasting and lighting a massive bonfire known in Ethiopian tradition as “Damera”. Meskel commemorates the finding of the True Cross in the fourth century when Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. The feast is celebrated in Ethiopia on September 17 Ethiopian calendar (September 27 Gregorian calendar), 6 months after the discovery of the True Cross. The celebration of Meskel signifies the presence of the True Cross at mountain of Gishen Mariam monastery and also symbolises the events carried out by Empress Helena.