The Ethiopian Christmas also called Lidet, is one of the primary religious and secular festivals. Falling on the 7 the night with people moving from one church to another. Traditionally young men play a game that is similar to hockey, called Genna and Christmas has also come to be known by this name.
The celebration is unique to Lalibela and attracts many visitors from all around the world. 7th of January, it is celebrated seriously by a church service that goes on throughout.