Ethiopia

Bull Jumping – Becoming a Man in the Hamar Tribe of Omo Valley

Bull Jumping – Becoming a Man in the Hamar Tribe of Omo Valley

Bull jumping, becoming a man of the Hamar Tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia by Giovanni Mori
© Giovanni Mori 2019

Giovanni tells us of the bull jumping ceremony of the Hamar Tribe: “If you are a boy and if you were born in the Omo Valley area of Ethiopia and if you belong to the Hamer tribe, well, one day, you will be asked to become a man. That day you will have to run on the backs of the bulls, showing to all the people of your family and tribe your strength.(more…)