(Oromocentre, Melbourne, 19 September 2012) The Convening Committee of Irreechaa says that the upcoming Irreechaa 2012 -Oromo National Thanksgiving Day -celebration will be held in Victoria, Australia on September 30, 2012.
According the committee press release, the Oromo national Thanksgiving Day is the day of blessing and joy in which people come together and share experiences with various communities, social organizations, volunteers, friends and families.
The auspicious day on which this last Mormor Day of Gadaa Belbaa-the Dark Time of starvation and hunger- was established on the 1st Sunday of last week of September or the 1st Sunday of the 1st week of October according to the Gadaa lunar calendar ‐‐ has been designated as our National Thanksgiving Day by modern‐day Oromo people.
Oromo communities both at home and abroad celebrate this National Thanksgiving Day every year.
Date………… September 30, 2012
Time……….. 11:30‐5:30 pm
(Ballarat Rd, Footscray Park behind Victoria University)
The Convening Committee of Irreechaa: Oromo National Thanksgiving Day