sun wrote: ↑
24 Sep 2019, 21:08
You are 1001% wrong for your own reasons otherwise Irrecha is egalitarian, democratic, peaceful and unifying, all loving traditional cultural values that respects not only all the good peoples of Ethiopia and the entire horn but all of African and the world.
Not minding your usual song & dance of "democratic", "peaceful", "egalitarian" bla.. bla.. so on, not failing overlooking the "Mogasa" brutality of Geda/Oromo, as in wiping/converting out complete cultures from the map, your points are well taken.
On the other hand, I say only those who don't know Addis Ababans, the peripheral types, consider Irreecha as non Ethiopian. The fact is, small scale Irreecha type celebrations take place in AA and to some extent where ever Oromo has reached in Ethiopia all of the time. You can start with the simple standard coffee ceremony, Qetema on the ground, to Adbar and Abdokebre celebrations, happen and take place in most neighborhoods of AA. I enjoyed them growing up there.
Whether we like it or not, after 16th century most lands in AA is associated to Oromo. IMO, most others probably bought/leased from them. What I am saying is, I can guesstimate then,, most land owners of AA were Oromos before Derg nationalized land. So, Irreecha persuasion celebrations prevailed in AA albeit only few of us travel to Hora to see the whole shebang.
So, no A Ababan was threatened by what took place in AA as "Mengedegnaw"/traveler assumed. If anything, I was happy to see folks enjoying an "indigenous" celebration unlike the ones we are used to on regular bases, I am talking about the ones that were taken from the Middle East as in the Christian & Muslim that is.