Gondar is the previous capital city of the Ethiopian Empire. Located in Northern Ethiopia, it is a place known for its 44 churches and every year thousand of people come together for the Epiphany. Replicas of the Ark of Covenant (‘Tabot’) are taken to the holy waters of the Fasilides’ Bath through street processions. Pilgrims fully immerse themselves to renew their vows and to honor the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Today, Gondar is home of the most colorful celebration in Ethiopia. Timkat.