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On the morning of an Ethiopian wedding, the bride goes to her family house very early and waits for her husband and his team to come get her! It's a really festive and love-filled ceremony for family only. 
We're still remembering and enjoying all of the Ethiopian culture from #marryteddy! Swipe right to relive the moments along with us!
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P.S. this is also why we include such long hours in our packages. Our lead planner, AdeOla was there to coordinate all of this and ensure that everyone made it to the ceremony on time!
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On the morning of an Ethiopian wedding, the bride goes to her family house very early and waits for her husband and his team to come get her! It's a really festive and love-filled ceremony for family only. We're still remembering and enjoying all of the Ethiopian culture from #marryteddy ! Swipe right to relive the moments along with us! . . P.S. this is also why we include such long hours in our packages. Our lead planner, AdeOla was there to coordinate all of this and ensure that everyone made it to the ceremony on time! 📷 by @dotunayodeji #dcweddingplanner  #fortheculture  #habeshabrides 
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Fun times: Me among the Dorze tribe at the end of a traditional dance trying to shake my hips like they do 💃 
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#Repost  @travelsinmyblood ・・・ Fun times: Me among the Dorze tribe at the end of a traditional dance trying to shake my hips like they do 💃 ______________________________________________________ #dorze  #ethiopianculture  #dance  #tradition  #village  #ethiopia  #ethiopianlove  #ethiopia 🇪🇹 #ethiopianbeauty  #ethiopialove  #ethiopiantravel  #africa  #africatravel  #exploreafrica  #visitafrica  #traveltip  #girldiscoverers  #womenwhoexplore  #sheisnotlost  #passionpassport  #girlswhotravel  #ethiopiannlove  #ladiesgoneglobal  #travelgirls  #beautifulexplorers  #explore  #travelblog  #reiseblog  #letsgoeverywhere 
Last week I had the honor and wonderful opportunity to photograph an Ethiopian/American wedding. I was fascinated by the Ethiopian culture, dance, and food. Wishing them a beautiful life together.  #ethiopia #ethiopianwedding #ethiopianculture #ethiopian #weddingday #bostonweddingphotographer #weddinginspiration
Waiting on a client....but first let's check them #gains ...lol 
Have you had your #vitaminZee today?
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Thank you @rootinstyle families for taking us this far as "Best African Brand"
And also thank you @bell_africana and @ace_awards  for noticing our work.
Don't miss the event#
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#fashion #aecaward #Nigeria #Awards #bestafricanbrand #bestbrand #Africanbrand #Nigeria  #rootinstyle #Recognising #Creativity #madeinethiopia #madewithlove #africanfashion #africanblogger #africanfashion #ethiopianculture #art #design
#summerhairstyle #goals #eastafricanbraids #habeshabraids because i like details, the coarse hair, and the #goldenjewels - plus, other than #ethiopians I only really see people rocking the #westafricanbraidstyles
Hello everyone 🤗 We are Sebseb Belu (cultural buden)! A habesha dance group of skilled young women and men based in Toronto, Canada founded by @rebecca.layla and her mother, whose main goal is to showcase Ethiopia's & Eritrea's rich yet various diverse cultures, music, and yes dances 😃throughout not only the Habesha  community in Toronto, but to everyone. We come from many different backgrounds, places of birth, and career choices but our love for our culture is what ultimately brings us together. We’ve been together for almost 10 years now and been performed alongside many famous Ethiopian & artists such as Mahmoud Ahmed, Wendi Mak, and of course Teddy Afro, and we hope to continue to show our love for our country.  Stay tuned for sneak peak preview later to just show you what we can do 😉 🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹 🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷#Ethiopia #Eritrea #Ethiopiandance #Eritrean  #Ethiopianculture #Eritrean #Eskista #Culturalbuden #Habesha #habeshadance #habeshaculture #amhara #oromo #tigray #gurage #afar
Hello everyone 🤗 We are Sebseb Belu (cultural buden)! A habesha dance group of skilled young women and men based in Toronto, Canada founded by @rebecca.layla and her mother, whose main goal is to showcase Ethiopia's & Eritrea's rich yet various diverse cultures, music, and yes dances 😃throughout not only the Habesha community in Toronto, but to everyone. We come from many different backgrounds, places of birth, and career choices but our love for our culture is what ultimately brings us together. We’ve been together for almost 10 years now and been performed alongside many famous Ethiopian & artists such as Mahmoud Ahmed, Wendi Mak, and of course Teddy Afro, and we hope to continue to show our love for our country. Stay tuned for sneak peak preview later to just show you what we can do 😉 🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹 🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇷#Ethiopia  #Eritrea  #Ethiopiandance  #Eritrean  #Ethiopianculture  #Eritrean  #Eskista  #Culturalbuden  #Habesha  #habeshadance  #habeshaculture  #amhara  #oromo  #tigray  #gurage  #afar 
"Second serving"

Simply A mother to daughter moment, while Buna/coffee is being served with a little pinch of gossip on the side.
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#painting #acrylicpainting #acrylics #watercolor #mixedmediaartwork #coffee #habeshaculture #bunatime #illustration #ethiopianculture #ethiopianart #ethiopianartist
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Meet my sista @waziworld and her king lij Siffan. (You need to get him his own IG😁) #ethiopiannlove
#momlifeisthebestlife #habeshamoms #habeshaqueens #habeshadress #potd #beautifulhabeshaculture #habesha #beautiful #amazing #beautiful #pose #lotd #motherhood #ethiopianculture #pic #eritreanculture #instagood #potd #habesha_moms
#RepostSave  @beautifulhabeshaculture with @repostsaveapp • • • Repost from @ethiopiannlove - #Repost  @fisumt ・・・ Meet my sista @waziworld and her king lij Siffan. (You need to get him his own IG😁) #ethiopiannlove  #momlifeisthebestlife  #habeshamoms  #habeshaqueens  #habeshadress  #potd  #beautifulhabeshaculture  #habesha  #beautiful  #amazing  #beautiful  #pose  #lotd  #motherhood  #ethiopianculture  #pic  #eritreanculture  #instagood  #potd  #habesha_moms 
A little fun before we started our event last night with my sweet girl Almaz...and Marti
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#fitgirls 
#fit #photooftheday #girlswithmuscle #instastyle #motivation #happy #fitspo #instafit #instagood #vscocam
On my way to a Wakanda themed party  representing my beautiful Ethiopian culture. #makeupbyme #nakeupartist #ethiopianculture #ethiopiandress #ethiopianwomen #wakanda#blackpanther
At the V&A to see the controversial Maqdala treasure on display . 
They were looted from current day Ethiopia in a punitive expedition against King Tewodros who took some Europeans hostages to coerce the help of the British to fight rivals. 
The 18 Carat crown is magnificent and is fought to have been made in the 18th century. .... it depicts religious scenes and is testament to rich heritage of Ethiopia 🇪🇹 . 
The country is seeking the return of his treasure and it will be interesting to see how this develop. .
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#ethiopian #crown #africanheritage #goldcrown #victoriaandalbert #victoriaandalbertmuseum #restitution #londonartscene #artrestitution #ethiopianculture #controversialart #controversialtruth #africanart #africanhistory #africanculture #ancientart #ancientartifacts #artmatters
At the V&A to see the controversial Maqdala treasure on display . They were looted from current day Ethiopia in a punitive expedition against King Tewodros who took some Europeans hostages to coerce the help of the British to fight rivals. The 18 Carat crown is magnificent and is fought to have been made in the 18th century. .... it depicts religious scenes and is testament to rich heritage of Ethiopia 🇪🇹 . The country is seeking the return of his treasure and it will be interesting to see how this develop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ethiopian  #crown  #africanheritage  #goldcrown  #victoriaandalbert  #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #restitution  #londonartscene  #artrestitution  #ethiopianculture  #controversialart  #controversialtruth  #africanart  #africanhistory  #africanculture  #ancientart  #ancientartifacts  #artmatters 
A school playing field in the Simien lowlands. Communities in this part of Ethiopia are extremely poor, but at least the kids have the freedom to run wild. #simienmountains #ethiopia #tesfatours #ethiopianculture #landscapephotography #documentaryphotography #SPiCollective #landscape #trees #wilderness #planetdreaming #somewheremagazine #somewheretravel #burnmagazine #lensculture #bigsky #mountainscape #travel #travelpics #travelphotography #igtravel #igtravel #ig_great_pics #ig_worldclub #ig_mood
A school playing field in the Simien lowlands. Communities in this part of Ethiopia are extremely poor, but at least the kids have the freedom to run wild. #simienmountains  #ethiopia  #tesfatours  #ethiopianculture  #landscapephotography  #documentaryphotography  #SPiCollective  #landscape  #trees  #wilderness  #planetdreaming  #somewheremagazine  #somewheretravel  #burnmagazine  #lensculture  #bigsky  #mountainscape  #travel  #travelpics  #travelphotography  #igtravel  #igtravel  #ig_great_pics  #ig_worldclub  #ig_mood 
... S@mething in the mind 🥀🐾 #ethiopianculture #addis #videography #fan #happy #family #night #dinner #goodvibes #sister ❤️
“sometimes music is the only medicine the heart and soul need.”
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Ethiopian Traditional Music (Kimantigna)
Song Title: Anguaba Anguaba by -Gebremariam Asnakew
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Getting ready for this beautiful weather we about to have this week 😎😎😎
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Part II: Orthodox Easter in Lalibela, Ethiopia
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I am not a particularly religious person, but I enjoy witnessing acts of faith and ancient rituals. (when not harmful or oppressive) To that end, I've visited scores of mosques across the Middle East and North Africa, spent days wandering around Jerusalem's holy sites, and sat in Christian mass for more hours than I care to mention.
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This past weekend I was able to attend the Ethiopian Orthodox Easter celebrations in Lalibela, visiting numerous 12th century churches in the town, as mass went on at multiple sites from sundown to 3 a.m.
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Surrounded by chanting, candles and individuals clad in white, there was dancing and moments of silence, tears shed and hands raised in supplication. All around it was sacred to witness, but I often felt like an intruder, bringing my farenji self and massive, modern camera into these time-old rituals.
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Where do we draw the line between appreciation and imposition? There were many foreigners in attendance that night, some respectful, or Orthodox pilgrims from Armenia, the Czech Republic or Greece come to participate in the gatherings, while others were loud and obnoxious, pointing out the strangeness of it all rather than staying quiet and merely observing. Would events have transpired as they did were there not foreigners there watching? At what point does religion and culture become performative?
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Overall I'm super grateful I was able to be there and witness this annual event, and hope I did not intrude too much. There are always ways to do better, but I tried to ask for consent before taking pictures, covered and wore a white shawl, did not use my flash at any point, and did not speak over the priests.
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I hope you enjoy this sample of pics from the Orthodox Easter ceremonies and maybe one day, respectfully see them for yourself.
Part II: Orthodox Easter in Lalibela, Ethiopia • I am not a particularly religious person, but I enjoy witnessing acts of faith and ancient rituals. (when not harmful or oppressive) To that end, I've visited scores of mosques across the Middle East and North Africa, spent days wandering around Jerusalem's holy sites, and sat in Christian mass for more hours than I care to mention. • This past weekend I was able to attend the Ethiopian Orthodox Easter celebrations in Lalibela, visiting numerous 12th century churches in the town, as mass went on at multiple sites from sundown to 3 a.m. • Surrounded by chanting, candles and individuals clad in white, there was dancing and moments of silence, tears shed and hands raised in supplication. All around it was sacred to witness, but I often felt like an intruder, bringing my farenji self and massive, modern camera into these time-old rituals. • Where do we draw the line between appreciation and imposition? There were many foreigners in attendance that night, some respectful, or Orthodox pilgrims from Armenia, the Czech Republic or Greece come to participate in the gatherings, while others were loud and obnoxious, pointing out the strangeness of it all rather than staying quiet and merely observing. Would events have transpired as they did were there not foreigners there watching? At what point does religion and culture become performative? • Overall I'm super grateful I was able to be there and witness this annual event, and hope I did not intrude too much. There are always ways to do better, but I tried to ask for consent before taking pictures, covered and wore a white shawl, did not use my flash at any point, and did not speak over the priests. • I hope you enjoy this sample of pics from the Orthodox Easter ceremonies and maybe one day, respectfully see them for yourself.
December 2015, Lalibela Christian Church 
It’s been over two years since our visit to Ethiopia. I can’t help thinking about the place. The food, it’s people, history, and culture uniquely its own. 
I keep reading articles in travel sections on how Ethiopia will be the next can’t miss destination if it’s not already. Will it truly happen? I'm not sure. But what I do know is the culture and people are changing. Probably faster than Addis Ababa's city skyline with the new infusion of foreign money from both Europe and Asia as the city is remade into a world capital. 
What also resonates most with me is the realization that the world is finally moving past the images of the 1980s famines. Beyond the photos of starving children and a parched landscape. And as that new narrative develops, dynamic possibilities for a storied people, steeped in history, move forward into the 21st century.

#Ethiopia #Ethiopianpriest #Ethiopianchristianity #Ethiopian #Africa #africahistory #ethiopianculture #passportsinhand #latergram #hornofafrica #change #Lalibela #Lalibelachurches #amhara #amhararegion #blackandwhiteafrica #africaphoto #africaphotos  #northernethiopia #ethiopianorthodox #foundonmyphone #travelphoto #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography
December 2015, Lalibela Christian Church It’s been over two years since our visit to Ethiopia. I can’t help thinking about the place. The food, it’s people, history, and culture uniquely its own. I keep reading articles in travel sections on how Ethiopia will be the next can’t miss destination if it’s not already. Will it truly happen? I'm not sure. But what I do know is the culture and people are changing. Probably faster than Addis Ababa's city skyline with the new infusion of foreign money from both Europe and Asia as the city is remade into a world capital. What also resonates most with me is the realization that the world is finally moving past the images of the 1980s famines. Beyond the photos of starving children and a parched landscape. And as that new narrative develops, dynamic possibilities for a storied people, steeped in history, move forward into the 21st century. #Ethiopia  #Ethiopianpriest  #Ethiopianchristianity  #Ethiopian  #Africa  #africahistory  #ethiopianculture  #passportsinhand  #latergram  #hornofafrica  #change  #Lalibela  #Lalibelachurches  #amhara  #amhararegion  #blackandwhiteafrica  #africaphoto  #africaphotos  #northernethiopia  #ethiopianorthodox  #foundonmyphone  #travelphoto  #blackandwhite  #blackandwhitephoto  #blackandwhitephotography 
To my little brother who is now all grown up and winning all the dance competition 😩
#nationalsiblingday
To my little brother who is now all grown up and winning all the dance competition 😩 #nationalsiblingday 
“The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph’.” So put a little 'umph' into your life 💪💪💪
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From the Omo Valley in #Ethiopia, the Hamar tribe are a culture rich ethnic community.
Their culture includes the bull jumping ceremony, which is significant as the initiation of the boys into manhood. The boys are accompanied by a female relative, as pictured here. Rather weirdly, by inviting whipping from recently initiated men, the ladies' role play a role of showing support for the initiates.
Pictured here is a Maze (a recently initiated man) and one of the female participants of the ceremony.

What practises do you find unique/weird in your cultures?

#africanculture #ethiopianculture #initiation #africanpotraits 📸 : Flickr /Eric Lafforgue
#picoftheday  From the Omo Valley in #Ethiopia , the Hamar tribe are a culture rich ethnic community. Their culture includes the bull jumping ceremony, which is significant as the initiation of the boys into manhood. The boys are accompanied by a female relative, as pictured here. Rather weirdly, by inviting whipping from recently initiated men, the ladies' role play a role of showing support for the initiates. Pictured here is a Maze (a recently initiated man) and one of the female participants of the ceremony. What practises do you find unique/weird in your cultures? #africanculture  #ethiopianculture  #initiation  #africanpotraits  📸 : Flickr /Eric Lafforgue
Last week, after attending an Ethiopian event, I had a dance ‘battle’ against this professional, Ethiopian dancer who has performed at major theaters in Ethiopia. If you know me, you know how much #eskista (Ethiopian dancing) GIVES ME LIFE! My mom’s friend caught it on camera and sent it to me. 💃🏾 Thought I would share a piece of my culture with you all. 
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This rings true to those that have read my book and watched the videos that went along with it .... Ethiopian get togethers - no matter how big or small - always end with dancing! 💚💛❤️ Too bad I did not have this during the #EskistaChallenge 🤷🏽‍♀️ #YourVeganChef #EthiopianVegan #EthiopianDancing #Ethiopian #Chifera #Ethiopia #Vegetopia #Habesha #YourVeganChef #African #EthiopianCulture #ShoulderDance
Last week, after attending an Ethiopian event, I had a dance ‘battle’ against this professional, Ethiopian dancer who has performed at major theaters in Ethiopia. If you know me, you know how much #eskista  (Ethiopian dancing) GIVES ME LIFE! My mom’s friend caught it on camera and sent it to me. 💃🏾 Thought I would share a piece of my culture with you all. ________________________________________ This rings true to those that have read my book and watched the videos that went along with it .... Ethiopian get togethers - no matter how big or small - always end with dancing! 💚💛❤️ Too bad I did not have this during the #EskistaChallenge  🤷🏽‍♀️ #YourVeganChef  #EthiopianVegan  #EthiopianDancing  #Ethiopian  #Chifera  #Ethiopia  #Vegetopia  #Habesha  #YourVeganChef  #African  #EthiopianCulture  #ShoulderDance 
The motherland 💚💛❤️
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Orthodox worship on Easter Eve in Addis...
A few years ago I made a personal rule that if I hear a crowd cheering or people chanting off in the distance I will get up and walk there to watch, experience and see what's going on. No matter what time of day or night. Rarely have I been disappointed. Usually what I’m doing… siting watching a movie or lying in bed is boring compared to what's happening over the horizon. Much better to go and experience something interesting and new. So this past Saturday at around midnight I followed the distant sounds and found myself at one of the largest cathedrals in Addis surrounded by thousands of people praying, chanting and bowing down in worship. It was beautiful and holy. And definitely worth not sleeping for a few hours on one of Ethiopia's most significant nights.
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Orthodox worship on Easter Eve in Addis... A few years ago I made a personal rule that if I hear a crowd cheering or people chanting off in the distance I will get up and walk there to watch, experience and see what's going on. No matter what time of day or night. Rarely have I been disappointed. Usually what I’m doing… siting watching a movie or lying in bed is boring compared to what's happening over the horizon. Much better to go and experience something interesting and new. So this past Saturday at around midnight I followed the distant sounds and found myself at one of the largest cathedrals in Addis surrounded by thousands of people praying, chanting and bowing down in worship. It was beautiful and holy. And definitely worth not sleeping for a few hours on one of Ethiopia's most significant nights. . . . . . . . . . . . . #addis  #addislife  #worship  #prayer  #easter  #easterservice  #ethiopianculture  #orthodox  #orthodoxeaster  #ethiopian  #ethiopia  #eastafrica  #african  #africanculture  #bowing  #chanting  #travelexperience  #lifegoals  #travellifestyle  #travelpics  #getoutofbed  #wandering  #wanderlust  #passportready  #nightout  #nightphotography  #doctorswithoutborders  #nomadiclife  #neverstopexploring  #neversettle 
Part I: Orthodox Easter in Lalibela, Ethiopia
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I am not a particularly religious person, but I enjoy witnessing acts of faith and ancient rituals. (when not harmful or oppressive) To that end, I've visited scores of mosques across the Middle East and North Africa, spent days wandering around Jerusalem's holy sites, and sat in Christian mass for more hours than I care to mention.
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This past weekend I was able to attend the Ethiopian Orthodox Easter celebrations in Lalibela, visiting numerous 12th century churches in the town, as mass went on at multiple sites from sundown to 3 a.m.
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Surrounded by chanting, candles and individuals clad in white, there was dancing and moments of silence, tears shed and hands raised in supplication. All around it was sacred to witness, but I often felt like an intruder, bringing my farenji self and massive, modern camera into these time-old rituals.
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Where do we draw the line between appreciation and imposition? There were many foreigners in attendance that night, some respectful, or Orthodox pilgrims from Armenia, the Czech Republic or Greece come to participate in the gatherings, while others were loud and obnoxious, pointing out the strangeness of it all rather than staying quiet and merely observing. Would events have transpired as they did were there not foreigners there watching? At what point does religion and culture become performative?
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Overall I'm super grateful I was able to be there and witness this annual event, and hope I did not intrude too much. There are always ways to do better, but I tried to ask for consent before taking pictures, covered and wore a white shawl, did not use my flash at any point, and did not speak over the priests.
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I hope you enjoy this sample of pics from the Orthodox Easter ceremonies and maybe one day, respectfully see them for yourself.
Part I: Orthodox Easter in Lalibela, Ethiopia • I am not a particularly religious person, but I enjoy witnessing acts of faith and ancient rituals. (when not harmful or oppressive) To that end, I've visited scores of mosques across the Middle East and North Africa, spent days wandering around Jerusalem's holy sites, and sat in Christian mass for more hours than I care to mention. • This past weekend I was able to attend the Ethiopian Orthodox Easter celebrations in Lalibela, visiting numerous 12th century churches in the town, as mass went on at multiple sites from sundown to 3 a.m. • Surrounded by chanting, candles and individuals clad in white, there was dancing and moments of silence, tears shed and hands raised in supplication. All around it was sacred to witness, but I often felt like an intruder, bringing my farenji self and massive, modern camera into these time-old rituals. • Where do we draw the line between appreciation and imposition? There were many foreigners in attendance that night, some respectful, or Orthodox pilgrims from Armenia, the Czech Republic or Greece come to participate in the gatherings, while others were loud and obnoxious, pointing out the strangeness of it all rather than staying quiet and merely observing. Would events have transpired as they did were there not foreigners there watching? At what point does religion and culture become performative? • Overall I'm super grateful I was able to be there and witness this annual event, and hope I did not intrude too much. There are always ways to do better, but I tried to ask for consent before taking pictures, covered and wore a white shawl, did not use my flash at any point, and did not speak over the priests. • I hope you enjoy this sample of pics from the Orthodox Easter ceremonies and maybe one day, respectfully see them for yourself.
Yesterday was Christian Orthodox Easter...and I was blessed enough to celebrate it at my sweetest girl @abtselot house...thank you mearay for your amazing hospitality. Love you to pieces. -
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Yesterday was Christian Orthodox Easter...and I was blessed enough to celebrate it at my sweetest girl @abtselot house...thank you mearay for your amazing hospitality. Love you to pieces. - - - - - - - - #easter  #christian  #fitgirls  #fit  #photooftheday  #gains  #ethiopian  #girlswithmuscle  #tigrigna  #music  #instastyle  #motivation  #happy  #musicvideo  #ethiopianculture  #tigray  #dance  #instafit  #instagood  #fitspiration  #gymtime  #vscocam  #abs  #video  #picoftheday  #fitness  #habesha  #addis  #ethiopia 
Funded by one of our impact investments, Lale's Camp, located in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia, has created 20 new jobs for the Kara community and is an example of how travel can create revenue for local people. For more information about how we are investing in Africa’s future, follow our profile and check out our website (link in bio). (📷 @cacao_kate)
Funded by one of our impact investments, Lale's Camp, located in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia, has created 20 new jobs for the Kara community and is an example of how travel can create revenue for local people. For more information about how we are investing in Africa’s future, follow our profile and check out our website (link in bio). (📷 @cacao_kate)
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Melkam Fasika! #ethiopianeaster2018 🇪🇹
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Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted " Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" #ethiopianculture #hosanna #habeshaculture #ethiopianorthodox
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted " Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" #ethiopianculture  #hosanna  #habeshaculture  #ethiopianorthodox