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In the photos: Oromos of Ethiopia celebrate spring



  A Woman in Traditional Costume

A large crowd came to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa when it organized for the first time in over a century the Thanksgiving Festival of Irrechi Oromo, the country's largest ethnic group. [19659003] In one Irrecha tradition, freshly cut grass and flowers are placed in the water to thank God for the end of the rainy season and the beginning of spring.

  People sprinkle water on their bodies, participating in the celebration of Irrechaha, Oromo Thanksgiving Ceremony in Addis Ababa. Copyright
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-Abbey, Mesquel Square. They chanted, sang and waved flags and flowers.

City officials have said they expect 10 million people to attend, although the final visit data is difficult to calculate.

  People were waving the flag and spraying water. </p>
<p>  Moving to the capital, which is surrounded by Oromia, some perceive power as a recognition of Oromo culture. For many years, Oromo people have complained about cultural and political marginalization. </p>
<p>  But some say it is an attempt by the ruling party to win popular support ahead of next year's general election, reports Kalkidan Jibeltal to the BBC </p>
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  Crowds in Meskel Square in Addis Ababa ] In Ethiopia, there are at least 40 million oromos, representing more than 30% of the population.

Within Oromos there are many different traditions associated with where people come from, and Irrecha brings them all closer together.

Celebration is a chance for people to wear a traditional costume.

This man, from the Shoah region, dressed in "Daab", is made of baboon leather.

  A man in traditional costume

Beaded embroidery, known as the forehead that these women wear, is common to all Oromos, but their clothing is typical of people in the Borena region.

  Women in traditional costu me costume

These men made the journey 400 km from Bela, southern Ethiopia, to join in the festivities. Their scarves, known as ruffs, are worn at any major celebration.

  Men in traditional costume

This woman from Hararge, in eastern Ethiopia, came in clothing typical of her region.

  A woman in a traditional costume suit

The community from Alabama, located in southern Ethiopia outside Oromia, also joined.

  Ethiopian man from the Alabama region dances while celebrating Irrechi Image copyright
Reuters

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed himself from Oromia.

He has carried out radical reforms since coming to power last year following protests demanding greater rights for ethnic groups.

But despite the move to the capital, the festival is held against the backdrop of heightened political tensions and ethnic rivalries that fuel Mr Abiya's administration. , says our correspondent.

  Young people in traditional costumes

Photos by Yadetha Berhan (BBC), Amensisa Negera (BBC), Reuters and AFP.


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