The Ethiopian Holy Day of Sigd was celebrated
on the Haas Promenade, the Tayelet,
which has one of the best views
of The Old City
and the Temple Mount
in Jerusalem, Israel.
and thousands of Ethiopian immigrants
came by the bus load
from all over Israel.
Young and old,
with many generations represented in
in loving families.
Many were dressed
in traditional white,
But many colorful costumes
were also worn,
and many in modern fashion too.
The old Kessim have seen their dream come true.
For centuries on a mountain top, Kessim in Ethiopia prayed to return to Jerusalem. Today their prayers have been answered. They have arrived in the promised land and can see it themselves.
Photo credit: The Real Jerusalem Streets www.rjstreets.com