Irecha is celebrated by the Oromo people on the first Sunday following Meskel. It is celebrated on the shores of Lake Hora. During this time followers give thanks to Waka (One God) and good fortune is sought for the upcoming season. Devotees gather around ancient fig trees and smear butter, perfume and drinks on the tree. Then they share ceremonial meals, coffee, tella (traditional malt) and so much more. It is an exciting celebration with traditional dancing and music. A testament to the proud Ethiopian tradition of tolerance and independence, Irecha is one of many festivals that the we have kept from generation to generation.