AA MISC.: Bull Jumping Tradition

In the Omo River Valley, a Hamar man successfully jumps the bulls and completes a coming of age ceremony practiced in Ethiopian tribes. The tradition in the Hamar, Karo and Bene tribes begins with the ritual of women who are related to the boy who are whipped, and their scars are proof of support insuring help if she ever needs it. Bull jumping ceremonies involve dancing and activities that attract tourists. This tribesman is one of the youngest jumpers, but leaps high and far and becomes a man.

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