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The Horse Galloping Ceremony in Ethiopia is a centuries-old tradition, passed down by generations and splendidly captured on this video. In this tradition, both adults and young man exhibit their horse riding skills while their whole tribe gathers to observe them and celebrate it joyfully.

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Century old traditions are very much still practiced in the rural areas of Ethiopia. One of them, performed during special occasions, is the Horse Galloping Ceremony. The Horse Galloping Ceremony is organised a couple of tim(...)

Century old traditions are very much still practiced in the rural areas of Ethiopia. One of them, performed during special occasions, is the Horse Galloping Ceremony.
The Horse Galloping Ceremony is organised a couple of times a year for important religious events, weddings or funerals. Boys as young as eight, but also adult men, gather together to show off their skills riding horses.

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