Denver, CO (CBS4) – There was a celebration in Denver of a culture more than 8,000 miles away on Sunday — it was the annual Taste of Ethiopia event.

Denver is popular destination for Ethiopian immigrants because of the climate similarities.

“The altitude of our capital is 9,000 feet and it’s very dry weather, so I’d say that the weather is attractive, and we also have a lot of mountains in Ethiopia, so that’s attractive,” said Dr. Amen Sergew, a pulmonologist from Ethiopia. “But I’d say the people of Colorado are very friendly and that’s always enticing.”

PHOTO GALLERY: Taste of Ethiopia

Dozens of immigrants also took the Oath of Allegiance to become American citizens on Sunday.

Source: CBS Denver
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