Irreechaa 2015 in Melbourne

Irreechaa Birraa – Oromo Thanksgiving Day in Melbourne

The organising committee of  Irreechaa Birraa – Oromo Thanksgiving Day in Melbourne  would like to invite all Oromos and Oromo freinds  to “Irreechaa Birraa – Oromo Thanksgiving Day” at Wilson Botanical Park, Berwick  (October 4, 2015 – Melbourne, Australia.

Irreechaa poster 2015-

Purpose and Meaning

Irreecha Birraa is an annual Oromo Thanksgiving Day that repeats once to mark the end of the rainy season.  It is a unique Oromo cultural, historical and social celebration.

On this day, people come to gather to give thanks to the  Waaqaa (God) for all the blessings throughout the past rainy season and ask for  Araaraa  (Reconciliation),  Nagaa  (Peace),  Walooma (Harmony) and Finnaa (Holistic Development) for the present and the future. There is also a ceremony of thanking all forebears for their endurance and determination to survive their culture and history – paving the way for further social victory. Irreecha Birraa has been observed by the Oromo people for more than 6400 years.

The October 4, 2015 Event – Wilson Botanical Park (Victoria, Australia)

We warmly invite you to join us at the 2015 Irreecha Birraa festival at Wilson Botanical Park. It is an Oromo Thanksgiving Day tradition of respect for nature and gratefulness for life. The ceremony honors elders’ blessings and wisdom and preserves the Oromo heritage in Australian multicultural society.

Venue: Wilson Botanical Park, 668 Princes Highway, Berwick, VIC 3806
Date: October 4, 2015
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Happy Irreechaa!!

Thank you

The Organising Committee Of Irreechaa


Welcome 2015 Irreechaa Day!!

The Southeastern Region Melbourne Oromo Community Association in Victoria Australia would like to invite you to the annual Irreecha Birraa festival, Oromo National Thanksgiving day, of the year on Sunday 4 October 2015.

Irreechaa 2014Irreechaa Birraa is a celebration that repeats once in a year-in birraa and involves special activities or amusements as it has a lot of importance in our lives. It symbolizes the arrival of spring and brighten season with their vibrant green and daisy flowers.

It’s a day all Oromian’s celebrate and cherish due to our ties to our root: Oromo Identity and country. It’s a time for reflection, celebration and a good connection with our best heritage, Oromummaa.

Theme: Moving Forward: A Year of Networking 

This year’s Oromian Irreechaa Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever, with a whole theme park devoted to diverse Oromian cultural Identity. The theme of this national Thanksgiving Day is “Moving Forward: A Year of Networking ” in which it aims to celebrate Irreechaa festivals as a medium for bringing all Oromias together to follow and promote our tradition and religion in society, to create public awareness where Oromo cultural and religious issues will be discussed, to provide a better understanding of Oromo culture and history, to pave the way for promotion of the Oromo culture, history and lifestyle and to celebrate  Oromo Irreechaa, a national Thanksgiving Day.

We believe that Irreechaa- Oromo Thanksgiving Day- holds Oromo nation together. The day is very important as it helps to bring life to a state of cheerfulness and enthusiasm through celebration.

This Oromo Irreechaa Festival will be held in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday 4 October 2015 at Wilson Botanical Garden in Berwick , Vic 3806 from 11:30 to 6:00.

Happy Irreechaa!

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