Hidar Tsion is the Celebration of Saint Mary in Aksum in Hidar 21 (November 30). The celebration is associated with a fascinating story of the Ark of the Covenant.
This festival is attended by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country and the world and stays from November 27-31 every year. It is one of the most joyous annual pilgrimages and as the town of Aksum is considered as the “sacred city of the Ethiopians”. During the festival days there is a marvellous atmosphere and joy for tourists when attending and observing the processions of the clergy and the deacons using drums, with dancing and chanting.