Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
I welcome you all to again to Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations, for the Ethiopic celebration of Timk(Q)et. Timket, is the Ethiopian-Christian celebration in a symbolic manner of “Baptism” or “Epiphany.”
Celebrated on the 10th day of the (ወኀ)month of T’ir(ጥር), it commemorates the Adoration of the Magi, who followed the Star of the East, & the Baptism of Christ.
In other references Epiphany, could also be commemorated for the wedding at Cana, also.
[see Mrk chpt.2; Jhn chpt.2]
In the Ethiopian Orthodox-Tewahedo Church, it is the most important festival in the year, seeing as how the Tabot-ታቦት, or the representation of the Ark of the Covenant is wrapped in priestly cloth and lead in procession for a reenactment of the Baptism of Christ, in the Jordan River.
Many Eastern Orthodox Christians have various celebrations, rites, an rituals for the feast day, as well.