On Oct 1, 2022
Addis Ababa, October 1, 2022 (FBC) – The Irreechaa Festival, the thanksgiving festival among the Oromo people has kicked off at Hora Finfinee in the presence of thousands attendants, Aba Gadas, Haadha Siinqees, government officials and guest from various countries.
Thousands from across the nation clad in colorful attires and costumes have gathered at Hora Finfinee, Addis Ababa to attend the thanksgiving festival which takes place at the end of the rainy season to praise God for the bounty of nature and the brighter spring season.
People in groups have flocked to Hora Finfinee chanting songs, brandishing clubs painted in the Aba Gada tricolor of black, red and white.
Elders are calling Gada chant blessings in melodious intervals to the Almighty God while celebrants responding in a ritualistic manner.