October 08, 2010 (Uganda) Oromos are the largest people from Ethiopia constituting more than 40% of the population and inhibited on the major productive and resourceful land of Ethiopia.
Irreecha which is Oromos`prayer and thanks giving day have been celebrated every year among Oromos wherever they inhibit. Irreecha celebration has been descended since time immemorial along Oromo generation for hundreds and thousands of years.
Every end of the fourth week of September marks something very crucial and peculiar to and among Oromos. It is a transition from winter which symbolizes darkness; doomsday to spring which marks brightness and hope.
This year Oromos all over the world gathered for this National Oromo day with no boundary of religious denominations. Islam, Christian, and Waqefata they all come together for this same destiny in marking this Oromo National day.
Oromo community in Uganda celebrated Irreecha colorfully; Sunday 3rd October 2010 at Lake Kabaka, city suburb of kampala. This celebration was held parallel to the unification of different Oromo civic and political leaders which are spearheading the cause and aspiration of Oromos in general.
Furthermore, Irreecha marks as an Oromos national day the truth that Oromos had stepped on far behind differences, misunderstanding and manipulation of religion.
We are and we belong to one People, one Nation and one Destination