20th of December 2014
Oromia at Federation Square has continued to attract huge crowd
Oromia @ 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,
For further contact please call Mr. Aliye Geleto Anota on 0422602204 or Mr Yadata Saba on 412 795 909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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