Ethiopian Palm Sunday In Addis Ababa


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On April 28, 2013, Addis Ababa celebrated Palm Sunday colorfully than ever before. It was a special day for the Orthodox Religion followers because it was the last sunday for the fasting season and the beginning of the Holy Week. The churches were packed by the worshipers.

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Since its the day that commemorates, the triumph entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem the week before his death, and in the orthodox religion it is believed that  palm branches are the  symbol of victory, so there where many Addis Ababa kids selling it outside the church gate.

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They were not only selling the branches but they were also being creative by making  something beautiful out of it like palm cross and ring.

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Besides the beautiful and mesmerizing ceremony, seeing Ethiopian people being embellished with the palm crosses along with the traditional costume was an extraordinary scene of the palm Sunday.

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And I also got myself palm ring which was creatively created by Addis Ababa Kids.

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I love it and I think it is worth sharing it with the world.

About Sara Genene

I am a traveler... on an endless journey of self-discovery!
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7 Responses to Ethiopian Palm Sunday In Addis Ababa

  1. T.D. says:

    I really enjoy your blog. It makes me want to get Ethiopia soon in lieu of later.

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you Sara you pictures are very nice

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  3. amare says:

    i am really very happy when i read ur posts because it unlikely to write about ethiopia.but u do that.tankyou so much sara.

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