PRESS STATEMENT
14th Eritrea Festival UKLondon, 2nd July 2013
The Eritrean Cultural Festival in the UK will be conducted from July 13-14, 2013 at Lee Valley Leisure Complex Center Edmonton N9 OA London United Kingdom.

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 14th 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, in addition the sport committee pointed out that 32 Football teams are taking part in the opening ceremony.
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.

Programs;-

  • Carnival Music;- Eritrean Communities & Associations from UK
  • Entertainment in Zobatat Tents & Festival grounds
  • Inauguration of Photographic Exhibition
  • Children Family Program / Bouncy Castle
  • Launch Reception of Diplomats & Invited guests
  • Seminar by High Delegation of the Government of Eritrea
  • Cultural Music by Wedi Zager, Helen Paulos, Alamin Hasebella, Teame Woldemicheal and many more
  • Fashion Show by Multi Award winner & Best of 10 African Male Designer Zekarias Solomon
  • Forums
  • Bazar & Festival Shops

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. They have also shared in the endeavor Eritrea takes on during war and peace time, starting from contribution to defending the country and development programs, to helping the families of our fallen heroes and heroines.

The UK Eritrean Festival 2013 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 – 2013
Information & Communication
London United Kingdom

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