Friday, 26 September 2014

This Wednesday morning….

…. Looking down from my bedroom window,  I saw this blue flood of people coming from the beach ….






…. they are members of a Zionist Church, that have the custom to worship in the open air.
Every morning I watch little groups of them, but Wednesday had to be a big day (but I don't know why, mine it's only a deduction), because of the big number of persons participating at the ceremony in their blue ritual garments ….

xxxx Alessandra

In the meantime, I found more informations about African Zionism : please, read here and here !
thank you !

19 comments:

  1. I'm loving catching up here Alessandra, your new city is just so colourful and you really take us with you when you explore it :)

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  2. Those blue garments really pop against that orange sand! Great!
    Kate :}

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  3. What an unusual sight!....I've had a little catch up and hope your settling in and enjoying learning about this place. We travel around Morocco with you! X

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  5. Hi Alessandra, they were worshipping on the beach? Is that on the left of your photo's... the beach? Wow.... you have a great window view and also a short distance to the beach. Lovely photographs, I see you running to your camera after you saw this, haha... byebye Francien

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  6. You see me very well Francien!!!! ;oD
    Yes we have a very big window in our bedroom so the view is amazing and the beach is just across the street!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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    1. Wow.... I am curious how it is in wintertime over there, but you will show us by photographs, I am sure, lol, byeeeeeeeeeee

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    2. now we are entering Summer : you have to be patient, then !!!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

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    3. Ah I can tell you about winter in Mozambique - it is gorgeous and mild!

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  7. Those are very nice pics. All that blue, such a beautiful contrast.

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  8. alessandra, it's the jewish celebration of the start of the jewish calendar. The jewish year began yesterday. greetings from Israel. :) yours, Tammy.

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  9. Well there you go, another something new that I have learned! xx

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  10. How fascinating Alessandra! I was intrigued by the blue clothing - quite stunning :) It's great to hear your insights into life in Maputo - truly amazing! You have a great view BTW :) :)
    Alison x

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  11. Wow, so interesting! Hope you are having a lovely day! xo Heather

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  12. That is an awesome shade of blue in their clothing. Very interesting the traditions of religious practices. Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. Hello Alessandra,
    Very impressive shots!! Great to see the life all there.
    Nice that I happened upon your blog.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  14. Ale - you must read up about the different religious traditions, it is fascinating. South Africa is the same and on a Sunday one can see many different religious groups gathering underneath trees all over the country. They wear different clothing but all are very neat and crisp. These are like you say the Zionists or belonging to the ZCC church - the biggest church in the southern parts of Africa. Have you heard them singing? Africans have gorgeous singing voices and are natural with regard to music, singing and dancing. In fact Rhythm is what defines Africa to me personally. Great photo stories. Cheers!

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    1. Yes, I saw them dancing at the rhythm of the drums and singing all together!
      It happens all along the beach and when immersed in the sea, they are purified or baptised.
      they pray, sometimes, even in the water….. it's all so fascinating, indeed!!!!
      xxxxxxx Ale

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