The great people of Oromo, celebrating Irreecha in Finfine
October 5,2019 (Dimtsi weyane) The great people of Oromo are celebrating Irreecha, their thanksgiving holiday, in Finfine very colorfully.
Sources mentioned the organizers of this year’s holiday to have said that Oromos are celebrating Irreecha in Finfine for the first time, in 150 years history.
As could be learnt from various media outlets, five to seven million people are taking part in the holiday being held in Finfine. The great people of Oromo celebrate Irreecha to thank Waaqa (God) for the blessings and mercies they received in the previous year. Oromos consider the rainy season of June to September as a period of difficulty as rivers and floods drown people, homes, cattle, and crops among others.
As could be understood from previous experiences, the great people of Oromo celebrates Irreecha not only to thank Waaqa (God) but also to welcome the new season of plentiful harvests after the dark and rainy winter season associated with nature and creature. On Irreecha festivals, friends, family, and relatives gather together and celebrate with joy and happiness. Irreecha festivals bring people closer to each other and make social bonds.
Sources; various reliable media outlets