Irreechaa 2014 in Melbourne

Irreechaa2014-The Oromo Irreechaa festival is a unique and fantastic cultural celebration that repeats once in a year and involves special activities or amusements. The Irreechaa festival is celebrated every year at the beginning of Birraa (the sunny new season after the dark, rainy winter season) throughout Oromia and around the world where Diaspora Oromos live.

We celebrate Irreechaa to thank Waaqaa (God) for the blessings and mercies we have received throughout the past year at the sacred place.We celebrate Irreechaa not only to thank Waaqaa (God) also to welcome the new season of plentiful harvests after the dark and rainy winter season associated with nature and creature.
On Irreechaa festivals, friends, family, and relatives gather together and celebrate with joy and happiness. Irreechaa Festivals bring people closer to each other and make social bonds. We celebrate Irreechaa festivals to follow our tradition and religion in society.