Bull Jump Ceremony, Kara Tribe Dus Village by John Rowe

Bull Jump Ceremony, Kara Tribe Dus Village

Although the ceremonies differ greatly, Bull Jumping is an important right of passage for young men in both the Kara and Hamer tribes. A Kara man must Bull Jump in order to marry a Kara woman. Kara Bull Jumps only occur every 3-5 years, whereas Hamer Bull Jumps can occur weekly during certain times. The Kara tribe ceremony is a year long process. The young men who are selected to jump are not allowed to use any items of modernity, and must only wear a simple cow hide garment, with no shoes of any kind, for the entire year leading up to the jump.
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