The chairman of the festival coordinating committee, Mr. Muluberhan Berhe, disclosed that the preparations for the 16th Eritrean Festival in UK
has been finalized.
He stated that the preparations for the great event hold a special meaning and that presently committees and sub-committees have been set
up to oversee the preparations that would include Bazaar, cultural and arts exhibitions, seminar by high delegation of the Government of Eritrea,
sports competitions UK level, Horn of Africa Forum, location & decoration of festival, among others.
The preparation took five months and would feature educational, programs including the “Soira” award for exemplary youth from the UK who completed
grade 12, general knowledge competition, innovations as well as other entertainment programs, he further noted.
The festival will be held from 22 to 23 July 2017 in London United Kingdom.
Mr. Muluberhan Berhe, also indicated that the all regions in UK including, Ireland, Scotland will participate in the festival with programs
depicting their respective regional resources and the Eritrean youth from the UK portraying their national and social activities.
The chairman reiterated that thousands Eritrean and friends of Eritrea are expected to participate at the festival and that all the
basic accommodation facilities are put in place.
The Eritrean UK Festival that is conducted every year serves as a platform for Eritrean in United Kingdom to share
experiences and upgrade their innovative and creative skills in addition to reinforcing the national cherished values.
Eritrean Embassy Media
London - 13th March 2017