People in Ethiopia were generally friendly. In the tribal areas, they did not always like to have their pictures taken, unless you pay them. The Mursi with their lip disks, as shown in the page about the tribes make it a thriving business.

Ethiopia is very religious. This showed in the many churches and the Palm Sunday celebration in Aksum and the Easter celebration in Lalibela. The Palm Sunday celebration in Aksum was fantastic, there were probably on the order of 20,000 - 30,000 people there.

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Palm Sunday Celebration

View Procession Guess Must
View of some of the procession. I guess that there must have been 20,000 - 30,000 people in Aksum for the Palm Sunday celebration. (906k)
Procession People Wore White
Procession. Most people wore white covers. (957k)
Procession Donkey Church Officials
The procession with the donkey and church officials. (943k)
Church Officials Procession
Church officials in the procession. (947k)
Church Officials Young Disciples
Church officials and young disciples in the procession. (827k)
Church Officials Procession
Church officials in the procession. (930k)
Church Officials Procession
Church officials in the procession. (844k)
Church Officials Procession
Church officials in the procession. (921k)
Donkey Procession
The donkey in the procession. (1032k)
Trumpeter Procession
Trumpeter in the procession. (854k)
Trumpeter Procession
Trumpeter in the procession. (650k)
Church Official Procession
Church official in the procession. (744k)
Church Official Procession
Church official in the procession. (839k)
Church Official Procession
Church official in the procession. (779k)
Church Official Procession
Church official in the procession. (604k)
Church Official Procession
Church official in the procession. (621k)
Church Official Procession Seemed
Church official in the procession. He seemed to be some master of ceremony in the procession. (673k)
Young Disciple Palm Frond
Young disciple with palm frond. (573k)
Carpet Haulers Would Pick
The carpet haulers. They would pick up the red carpet after the officials have walked past it, run ahead and lay the carpet out again in front of the main part of the procession. (881k)
Carpet Haulers
The carpet haulers. (1035k)
Carpet Haulers Laying Carpet
The carpet haulers laying out the carpet. (909k)
Film Crew Filming Procession
There as a film crew filming the procession. (673k)
End Point Procession Male
End point of the procession with male and female choirs. (923k)
Male Female Choirs
Male and female choirs. (987k)
Female Choir
Female choir. (1001k)
Female Choir
Female choir. (767k)
Female Choir
Female choir. (671k)
Congregation Assembled Cathedral Before
Congregation assembled at the cathedral before sunrise. (713k)
Congregation Assembled Cathedral Before
Congregation assembled at the cathedral before sunrise. (517k)
Congregation Assembled Cathedral Before
Congregation assembled at the cathedral before sunrise. (827k)
Praying Worshipers
Praying worshipers. (726k)
Worshiper White
Worshiper in white. (840k)
Worshiper White
Worshiper in white. (592k)
Monk Saffron Yellow
Monk in saffron yellow. (808k)
Monk Saffron Yellow
Monk in saffron yellow. (768k)
Worshiper White
Worshiper in white. (574k)
Worshiper White Headdress
Worshiper with white headdress. (628k)
Worshiper White Headdress
Worshiper with white headdress. (602k)
Worshiper White Headdress
Worshiper with white headdress. (593k)
Worshiper White
Worshiper in white. (563k)
Weaving Palm Frond Procession
Weaving a palm frond from the procession into a headband. (757k)
Men Headbands Made Palm
Men with headbands made from palm fronds carried in the procession. (787k)
Woman Headbands Made Palm
Woman with headbands made from palm fronds carried in the procession. (636k)
Worship Ceremony
Worship ceremony. (1162k)
Worship Ceremony
Worship ceremony. (1034k)
Worship Ceremony
Worship ceremony. (975k)
Worship Ceremony
Worship ceremony. (910k)
Chanting During Worship Ceremony
Chanting during the worship ceremony. (745k)
Worship Ceremony
Worship ceremony. (1087k)
Participant Worship Ceremony
Participant in the worship ceremony. (680k)
Participant Worship Ceremony
Participant in the worship ceremony. (864k)
Participant Worship Ceremony
Participant in the worship ceremony. (831k)
Participant Worship Ceremony
Participant in the worship ceremony. (901k)
Participant Worship Ceremony
Participant in the worship ceremony. (572k)
Participant Worship Ceremony
Participant in the worship ceremony. (747k)
Villagers Way Home After
Villagers on their way home after the Palm Sunday celebration. (1298k)

People

Guide Talking Bunch Kids
My guide talking with a bunch of kids. (883k)
Women Market
Women at market. (972k)
Group Women
Group of women. (995k)
Group Men
Group of men. (857k)
School Boys
School boys. (739k)
School Girls
School girls. (874k)
Women
Women. (942k)
Women Local Festival Dress
Women in local festival dress. (983k)
Group Smiling Kids
Group of smiling kids. (878k)
Group Smiling Kids
Group of smiling kids. (924k)
Men White Worship Covers
Men in white worship covers. (870k)
Old Man
Old man. (755k)
Old Man
Old man. (735k)
People Market Notice Men
People at the market. Notice the men carrying the neck rests, and wearing mini skirts. This was usual in this area. (898k)
Old Man Sleeping Neck
Old man sleeping on his neck rest. (861k)
Area Men Wearing Tall
In this area, many men were wearing these tall hats. (628k)
Typical Posture Walking All
Typical posture when walking. All men carry these sticks. They usually hold it behind the neck when they are walking around. (955k)
Our Guard Rifle Simien
This was our guard with rifle in the Simien Mountain park. (1314k)
Woman Umbrella Shade
Woman with umbrella for shade. (856k)
Woman Colorful Dress
Woman with colorful dress. (837k)
Woman Market
Woman at the market. (915k)
Area Both Men Women
In this area both men and women wear a large bed cloth (or whatever it is) just wadded up on their heads. These were not just towels, they were much larger than a towel. (1213k)
Guide Showing Off Local
My guide showing off a local woman with typical hairdo. (898k)
Woman Child
Woman with child. (819k)
Woman Carrying Child Back
Woman carrying her child on her back. (1161k)
Children
Children. (892k)
Child
Child. (583k)
Waving Child
Waving child. (1068k)
Smiling Child
Smiling child. (875k)
Occupied Cotton Balls
This one was occupied with the cotton balls. (898k)
Dragging Empty Plastic Container
He was dragging an empty plastic container as a toy. (764k)
Kid Had Good Load
This kid had a good load on his back. (785k)
Cute Kid
Cute kid. (776k)
Kids Too Had Wadded
Kids too had the wadded up bed cloth on their heads in this area. (689k)
Old Man
Old man. (570k)
Old Man
Old man. (637k)
Man Wadded Bed Cloth
Man with wadded up bed cloth on his head. (596k)
Woman Hairdo Typical Northern
Woman with hairdo typical of northern Ethiopian tribes. (581k)
Woman
Woman. (624k)
Woman
Woman. (707k)
Cute Kid
Cute kid. (657k)
Smiling Kids
Smiling kids. (833k)
Smiling Kid
Smiling kid. (626k)
Cute Kid
Cute kid. (706k)
Cute Kid
Cute kid. (797k)
Wasn't So Sure Alright
She wasn't so sure that this was alright. (518k)

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