Press Release: Oromia at Federation Square Returns to Melbourne

The following  press release is  from the Australian Oromo Community Association in Victoria Inc.

The annual “Oromia at Federation Square” cultural festival of the Oromo will be held for the 7th year on Dec. 21, 2014. The famous Oromo artist Lencho Abdishakur will headline the Oromia at Federation Square concert program.

20th of December 2014

Oromia at Federation Square has continued to attract huge crowd

logo2Oromia @ Federation Square is one of the biggest Oromo community festivals held every year in Melbourne, Australia. Every year since 2008, members of the Oromo community and friends of the Oromo people across Australia have congregated on one summer day in December at Melbourne’s Federation Square to celebrate and commemorate the beauty of the Oromo culture. This year’s Oromia @ Federation Square will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

Not surprisingly, the entire festival is a jam-packed affair. Without exception, Australian Oromo men and women – both young and old – band together to showcase superb performances of dances, arts, spoken words, traditional clothing and blessings that touch the anticipating hearts and festive souls of the eager crowd. People from all walks of life are entrenched with Oromo tradition as theOromummaa spirit truly comes alive.

Over the years, influential people in the community, including Members of Parliament – Mr. Adam Bandt, MP for Melbourne, and Mr. Anthony Byrne, MP for Holt, and Victorian Multicultural Commission Commissioner, Mr. Chin Tan, have joined our festivities – commenting specifically on the vibrancy of the Oromo culture and the energy of the crowd.

Starting Sunday afternoon [Dec. 21, 2014], people visiting or passing by the Federation Square in Melbourne will feel as though they have landed in another country in a different continent – Oromia, in the Horn of Africa.

About Oromo and Oromia
– Over 40 plus million population
– Origin of human race
– Origin of Gadaa system
– Birth place of coffee
– Home to world class athletes
– One nation with multi-faith society: Christianity, Islam and Waaqeffannaa
– 3rd largest single nation in Africa
– Single largest nation in East Africa
– Has been occupied by Ethiopia for over 130 years
– Unaccounted number of Oromo refugees lives in almost all other countries of Africa.
– Struggling for Self-Determination

Oromia at Federation Square has continued to attract huge crowd, and this year will be no exception.

Artifacts exhibition will be on display from 2:00pm, and the cultural show will start at 3:00pm.

For further information,

Oromia at Federation Square Press Release

OROMO & OROMIA Brochure 2014

For further contact please call Mr. Aliye Geleto Anota on 0422602204 or Mr Yadata Saba on 412 795 909 or email

Oromia @ Federation Square from Media



About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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