IRRECHA is a cultural experience of local people (Oromo) which millions of people attend every year has been culturally celebrated coming together from elsewhere once a year towards at the end of September to giving thanks ceremony to their Waqa /God/. This system is conducted on the Hora Harsadi lake site and prays to God for the good-will and well-being of their cattle & family and prosperity of the following coming New Year.
The young oromos mainly attend this ceremony with their colorful traditional clothes, dancing & singing which make the place worth visiting.
There are different kinds of Irecha in Oromia, but the most kind of Irecha is two. From these are Irecha Tulu and Irecha Melka.
In Afan Oromo “Tulu” is called hill or Mountain. Irecha Tulu is conducted especially on the mountain when winter is already past and autumn rain is waited on.
Irecha Melka is conducted especially on the lake during spring season at the end of September