Irreecha (Oromo Thanksgiving) is a celebration of the coming of the new Birraa (Spring) season in Oromia. Though it is celebrated by many millions throughout Oromia, the celebration at Hora Arsadi (Lake Arsadi) in Bishoftu, Oromia, is the largest of all. The celebration at Hora Arsadi has been identified as the largest festival in Africa, and there’s a proposal submitted to UNESCO to register it as the Cultural Heritage of the world.
Here’s a look at this year’s Irreecha at Hora Arsadi (photos and videos from social media).
Irreechi Calaqqee Sirna Gadaa Keenyaa ti (Onkoloolessa 5, 2014)