Announcement of the 2018 Macha Tulama Association (MTA) Annual members meeting

Announcement of the 2018 Macha Tulama Association Annual members meeting at Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington DC, 20064, August 3, 2018, from 3-6 p.m. July 21, 2018 The Macha Tulama Association (MTA) Board of Directors cordially invite all members and former members who did not renew their membership and supporter of the MTA, who will be willing to register to be its members, to attend the crucial August 3, 2018 annual meeting. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of all members attending the upcoming truly…

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Oromo Calendar

Time is a very important concept in Gadaa and in Oromo life. Gadaa itself can be narrowly defined as a given set of time (period) which groups of individuals perform specific duties in a society. Gadaa could also mean age. The lives of individuals, rituals, ceremonies, political and economic activities are scheduled rather precisely. For this purpose, the Oromo have a calendar. The calendar is also used for weather forecasting and divination purposes. The Oromo calendar is based on astronomical observations of the moon in conjunction with seven or eight…

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