Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In The Parade

"Whoa, look at all the flags!" Jon exclaimed. "I wonder what's going on."

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Jokingly, I suggested, "Maybe it's flag day!"

We stopped and picked up an Ethiopian friend and asked, "Why all the flags?" "Oh, it's flag day!" she responded.

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About then, we realized the reason traffic was crawling was because we were in a parade.

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And because traffic is tight and people here are so friendly, this man leaned over and gave me a flag. So we waved along with pride to be part of such a beautiful place.

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We are coming into Meskel (A holiday, "The finding of the true cross) and so the flags and festivities have only increased. It's kind of great, we have American holidays and Ethiopian holidays, Orthodox and Muslim alike. :) Yay for traditions!

 

 

 

1 comment:

Shari Fiechter said...

I love the man's kind expression who handed you the flag. This is how I remember the beautiful people of Ethiopia!