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Welcoming the New Season and the Culture of Darabaa Herding Among the Oromo in Daraa, Oromiyaa

Posted: Hagayya/August 17, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments

Darabaa herding, as practiced in the Daraa district of the North Shawaa Zone in Oromiyaa, involves the migratory herding of cattle in the backwoods of River Mormor (the Blue Nile) valley during the rainy season, when the ground in the village areas becomes too muddy for herding. As the rainy season winds down, and the herders and the cattle return home, the community celebrates the coming of the new season by thanking Waaqaa (God) as part of the Irreecha festival.

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