'Hoya Hoye ሆያሆየ (ቡሄ) ( Buhe) -


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Buhe is a ceremony of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, held on August 19 (Julian Calendar). On this date, the church celebrates the transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor in the presence Elijah and Moses, and three apostles: Peter, James, and John. People of the neighborhood tie a bundle of sticks together to make a chibo, and set it on fire while singing songs.

The main song is called "Hoya Hoye" which many of you will remember it is usually carried out by young boysa, with one singer singing while the others follow in a rhythmic way.The boys sing praise outside of people's homes. Usually once the boys finish singing, the owners of the home will give them a bread called mulmul (wheat Bread), or coins/small notes (1birr). If the neighboured didn't give anything then the boys would wish them bad luck for the rest of the year

Video courtesy of Bilen 'LittleOne' Shifferaw - boys from Debre Zeit Ethiopia

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