Hon. Anthony Byrne, Member of the Australian Parliament, attends the Irreechaa held in Melbourne
(A4), 5 October 2014) Hon. Anthony Byrne, Member of the Australian Parliament, attends the Irreecha (Oromo Thanksgiving) held in Melbourne, Australia, on October 5, 2014.
He reflects on his Facebook as follows:
“Wonderful to attend the Oromo Community’s Irreechaa or Thanksgiving ritual yesterday. As part of Irreechaa it is in Oromo tradition to gather at the river banks and lakes shores to give thanks to the almighty Waaqaa for all the blessings throughout past years and ask for Araaraa (Reconciliation), Nagaa (Peace), Walooma (Harmony) and Finnaa (Holistic Development) for the past, the present and the future. #ThisIsAustralia ”