Normally, Epiphany is a special celebration in Gondar. It attracts tourists from around the world. But this year, Timkat is not like before. People in Gonder refused to celebrate the holiday and rather opted for staying at home in a rebellious spirit.
Hundreds of youth were shot dead in the town and people are still in grief as well. As a result, high ranking government officials have been trying to lobby people so as to make them celebrate Epiphany (Timkat) the way it used to be. However, residents in Gondar are demanding the release of arrested youth and elders alike whose where about is not known yet.[adToAppearHere]