Irecha (Thanks giving to God)
One of the prominent Oromo Society core cultures which is widely celebrated every year in September on Sunday following the finding of the true cross festival. This celebration held usually in one of the Rift Valley lake-on the shore of Lake Hora which is 40km to south of the capital. It’s one the great colorful annual festivals specially for the Oromo ethnic group.
The Sidama peoples New Year Celebration at Gudmale, Awassa. Chambalaalla is a day where series of cultural festivities take place. Fichchee is the eve of Cambalaalla. Sidaama exercises lunar system of calendar. There is no fixed date for it but an ascetic group of elders, after dealing with the movements of moon, star and other sky bodies, declare the eve of Chambalaalla-Fichee.