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Buhe is a holiday in Ethiopia and Eritrea, held on August 21[1] (according to the Gregorian Calendar; Nähase 14 (Ge'ez: ነሐሴ ፲፬), Ethiopian calendar). On this date, the church celebrates the transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor in the presence of the three lead apostles.[citation needed] 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" with one singer singing while the others follow in a rhythmic way. It involves young boys singing songs of praise outside of people's homes, in exchange for fresh dough (itself called buhe).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ethiopian festivals". Selamta.net. Retrieved 2012-01-08.