March 21, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT – Eritrea Festival 2017

PRESS STATEMENT – Eritrea Festival 2017

Today the Festival Task Force announces, that all the infra-structures, programs and facilities have been made ready for participants, as preparation for the grand 16th Eritrean Festival in UK get underway, all the Task Force committee in Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Coventry including North, South, East, West London, on their part explained that preparation are in the final stage.

Thus, the main thrust of the program will focus on the activities of children, youth, families and communities in general. The Festival is an important occasion for harmony, consolidation of Eritrean unity, strengthen the Eritrean culture and identity, promoting higher mobilization and organization, developing Eritrean capacity and ingenuity and finally for recreation and entertainment of Eritreans.

The festivities, the colorful cultural performances, the various works of talent, the recreational activities, and others in general has a much deeper meaning than just being excuse to a get together. During the struggle time our festival was a forum through which national issues and the struggle for independence was deliberated. In doing so, it has brought basically the Eritreans in United Kingdom together and was able to forge and strengthen the Eritrean identity.

Our festival has been playing a great role in enabling Eritrean in the diaspora identifies with their nation, even when most have not even been to Eritrea. The UK Eritrean Festival 2017 takes place at a time of great historical cultural significant to Eritreans.
It will depict the socio-economic and traditional values of the people of Eritrea, and promise to be an unforgettable must see event for all.

Festival Task Force – 2017
London United Kingdom

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