July 25, 2017

Press Statement – Eritrea Festival 22-23 July 2017, London UK

Press Statement – Eritrea Festival 22-23 July 2017, London UK

The British Eritrean Festival UK 2017, which took place at Harrow Leisure Centre concluded its 16th Annual British Eritrean Festival UK on Sunday 23rd July 2017. This year the Eritrean Festival UK 2017 unlike its previous 15 years of festivities had more to offer and did much with extreme zeal.

The festival’s thyme for 2017 was “Laying Pillars for Vibrant Growth” and it couldn’t come at the most important juncture of the Eritreans, great historical cultural significance to Eritreans and friends of Eritrea. This year’s festival was a double celebration with the Inscription of Capital City Asmara to the World Heritage List and showcased Eritrea’s Socio – Economic, Cultural & Traditional values.

The British Eritrean Festival UK core values being to promote Harmony, Consolidation of Eritrean Unity, Strengthening Eritrea’s Cultural & Identity, promoting a higher mobilisation and organization development of Eritrea, African capacity & ingenuity in addition to recreational activities.

The Festival opening ceremony was presided by a distinguished Guest of Honour H.E Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea & H.E Estifanos Habtemariam Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland, Former British Ambassador to Syria & Bahrain, Mr. Peter Ford, diplomats, representative of various organisation, community elders & religious leaders.

The colourful Festival in London at Harrow Leisure Centre, a magnificent arena, that would house the bus-loads that came from Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry, Newcastle, North London, South London, East London and West London.

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