Meskel (Ge'ez: መሰቀል) is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox Churches commemorating the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena (Saint Helena) in the fourth century. Meskel occurs on the 17 Meskerem in the Ethiopian calendar (September 27, Gregorian calendar, or on 28 September in leap years). "Meskel" (or "Meskal" or "Mesqel", there are various ways to transliterate from Ge'ez to Latin script) is Ge'ez for "cross".

The Meskel celebration includes the burning of a large bonfire, or Demera, based on the belief that Queen Eleni had a revelation in a dream.

መስቀል - Mesqel

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Meskel (Ge'ez: መሰቀል) is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox Churches commemorating the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena (Saint Helena) in the fourth century. Meskel occurs on the 17 Meskerem in the Ethiopian calendar (September 27, Gregorian calendar, or on 28 September in leap years). "Meskel" (or "Meskal" or "Mesqel", there are various ways to transliterate from Ge'ez to Latin script) is Ge'ez for "cross".

The Meskel celebration includes the burning of a large bonfire, or Demera, based on the belief that Queen Eleni had a revelation in a dream.

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Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i 1/30s ƒ/2 ISO1600 50mm — More Exif data

  • Manufacturer Canon
  • Model Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Exposure Time 1/30s
  • Aperture ƒ/2
  • ISO 1600
  • Focal Length 50mm
  • Resolution Unit inches
  • Color Space sRGB
  • Orientation Horizontal (normal)
  • Scene Capture Type Standard
  • Exposure Program Manual
  • Exposure Mode Manual
  • Metering Mode Multi-segment
  • Flash Off, Did not fire
  • White Balance Auto

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