Today marks the beginning of the Buhe Festival in Ethiopia. Groups of young boys visit houses in the neighbourhood singing and entertaining the locals in the hope of receiving small amounts of dough or buhe. The boys sing insulting songs to the houses that refuse to give them any dough. Later in the evening it is traditional to light bonfires and the women also join in, hanging dried twigs or chibos outside their homes.
The Buhe Festival is thousands of years old and the tradition continues in even times of intense famine as is inflicting the Horn of Africa at the moment.