Addis Ababa October 3/2020(ENA) Irreechaa, a thanksgiving pageant of the Oromo individuals was colorfully and peacefully celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday with restricted variety of contributors as a result of COVID-19. 

The annual Irreecha pageant of the Oromo individuals marks the tip of the wet season and the start of the harvest season.

The occasion brings tons of of 1000’s of individuals from all around the nation, and different nations and nationalities in addition to guests.

Nevertheless, this 12 months it was noticed with restricted variety of audiences in an effort to stop the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic within the capital.

The occasion was celebrated colorfully with the contributors dressing conventional apparel and praising Waaqaa (God) with cultural chanting within the presence of Oromo conventional leaders, spiritual fathers, increased authorities officers and invited visitors.

The contributors expressed their gratefulness to Waaqaa (God) and ask for Nagaa (Peace), by  performing a ceremony that features touching water with yellow flowers and grass.  

Individuals approached by the Ethiopian Information Company (ENA) mentioned regardless of the restricted variety of contributors, they’re glad to be a part of the occasion.  

Mamo Abdi, from Borana Zone of Oromia Area mentioned the Irreecha is the image of Oromo folks that brings all collectively in unity, peace and love. We’ve to maintain such essential cultural heritage because it helps improve the peace and unity of the nation.

Dirshaye Aklilu, from Hawasa, South Nations and Nationalities Regional State expressed her pleasure  to participate on this stunning pageant.

“This is my first time to participate with my friends. I am very much amazed by the very idea and ceremony of the festival; the traditional clothing and the blessings by Aba Gedas in the event.”

Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa Metropolis Administration, Adanech Abeibei thanked the safety forces, residents of town and contributors for his or her contributions to the peaceable conclusion of the pageant.

The celebration will proceed on Sunday in Bishoftu city in Oromia area, 45 km from Addis Ababa.

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