Addis Abeba   October 4/2020 (ENA) Members of the Hora Arsedi Irreecha mentioned the celebration of the day is a singular alternative to advertise the historic cultural heritage of Ethiopia to the remainder of the world. 

Hora Arsedi Irreecha, a Thanksgiving ritual, immediately spectacularly celebrated within the city of Bishoftu.

Irreecha has been celebrated on the shoreline of Lake Hora Arsedi and in public locations the place many individuals turned out to hitch the day in huge adherents.

Members expressed their contentment and delighted to rejoice the competition as it’s an emblem of unity, love and forgiveness.

The competition has been held in attendance of Aba Gadas, Hada Sinqes in addition to hundreds of individuals drawn from numerous elements of the nation.

Led by Aba Gadas, the members wearing conventional garments and carried bunch of straw and daisies of their palms praising, blessing and praying to Waaqa (God) in songs. 

Some members informed to ENA that regardless of restricted attendees on this yr’s competition as a result of COVID-19, the day noticed in accordance with its conventional values.  

Alem Biru, who attended the Irreecha competition in Hora Arsedi, mentioned the celebration goes past its conventional ritual it additionally by and huge selling Ethiopia to the remainder of the world.

She famous that this yr the Irreecha competition has commemorated with restricted variety of folks because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a world well being risk.  

“I think it is a good decision to mark the festival in this way to contain the spread of pandemic,” she added.

Abrahem Tilahun, who additionally attended the Hora Arsedi Irreecha competition in Bishoftu, mentioned Irreecha symbolizes peaceable coexistence of variety of individuals and beliefs in Ethiopia.

So, Irreecha’s celebration will create alternatives to advertise the nation and appeal to vacationers, he mentioned.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed thanked all those that contributed to the peaceable conclusion of Irreecha competition each in Addis Ababa and Hora Arsedi within the city of Bishoftu.

“Public festivals are one of the most important forums where we inform the world that our country’s cultures and values are based on peace and cooperation,” he added.

The annual Irreecha competition of the Oromo folks marks the top of the wet season and the start of the harvest season.


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