The strong religious setting, celebrations and festivals play an important part in every ones daily life.
Church ceremonies are a major feature of Ethiopian life. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has its own head, follows its own customs, and is extremely proud of its fourth century origins.
They offer the best they can afford and give priority to their guest.
For example, in most cases, Ethiopians will not take a seat before their guests.
Today, over 12 million people in Ethiopia are involved in the cultivation and picking of coffee, and coffee remains a central part of Ethiopian culture.
Perhaps one of the clearest reflections of coffee's role in Ethiopian culture is in its language.
In certain cases, Ethiopians will go out of their way to please or entertain others, including strangers.
This rich religious history is brought to life in the romantic walled city of Harar, considered by many Muslims to be the fourth “Holy City” following Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem.As is the case in every society, Ethiopians come from different ethnic, family background, life style, education and work experience and individuals have their unique characteristics.However most Ethiopians are very welcoming, friendly, generous and respectful and expect the same in return.Instead of fleeing, women beg men to whip them again during the ceremony, held in the Omo River Valley.For men, male decoration is simpler with the exception of their facial painting which denote status and progression up the social ladder.