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The Torch of Independence’s Tour of Eritrea – Silver Jubilee Anniversary Series

Eritrea Silver Jubilee
The Torch of Independence is continuing its tour of Eritrea until it finally arrives in Asmara on Independence Day. Who will have the honor of lighting the torch?

By Bereket Kidane,

The Torch of Independence is continuing its tour of Eritrea. It was last seen in the Gash-Barka region somewhere near Barentu enthusiastically being greeted by the locals. It will continue to tour Eritrea until it finally arrives in Asmara on Independence Day to be ignited during the main ceremony at what’s become Eritrea’s national stadium, the former Cicero in Asmara. The only question is who will have the honor of lighting the torch?

In May of 1993 when Eritrea ended its de facto independence and became a de jure sovereign state, it was a certain tegadalay that had the honor of carrying the torch into the stadium and lighting it at the cauldron in an iconic moment for the brand new State of Eritrea. Continue reading The Torch of Independence’s Tour of Eritrea – Silver Jubilee Anniversary Series

Shaking Up Eritrea’s Birthday Bash-Silver Jubilee Anniversary Series

Are we ready for Eritrea’s 25th birthday? It is a milestone event anyway and every Eritrean who wants to make it home for the anniversary should have a chance to do so.

By Bereket Kidane,

The Torch of Independence is currently touring Eritrea and making its way through towns and villages before arriving in Asmara on May 24, 2016 for the Silver Jubilee Anniversary celebration.  At last sighting, it was seen in some hamlet in the Southern Region enthusiastically being greeted by the locals. The National Holidays Committee and Eritrean communities around the world are busy making elaborate preparations to make Eritrea’s birthday bash this year (its Silver Jubilee) a most spectacular one. Continue reading Shaking Up Eritrea’s Birthday Bash-Silver Jubilee Anniversary Series