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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