Celebration at New Ethiopian Church on Taylor and Illinois

DSCN1527, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

I thought it was a wedding. It turns out Saturday was St. Gabriel’s birthday and apparently that is a pretty huge deal in the Ethiopian Orthodox church. I’ll tell you what though. Despite the huge party and food I didn’t see one paper plate littering the street. These are some great neighbors.

And Happy St. Gabriel’s Birthday to you all.

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  • I guess these Ethiopians didn’t get the posting a few days ago that religion is the opium of the masses.

  • Ethiopians actually prefer khat over opium.

  • Looks like you took that picture before things really got rolling. The crowd spilled over in to the street and a bunch of neighbors like me stood around watching for quite some time. It was a really cool ceremony and so far the Ethiopians are great neighbors.

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