Tag Archives: eritrean festival

Ethiopia and Eritrea Peace Concord: Reconciling with the Past and the Way Forward

“Ethiopia and Eritrea are two different countries. That fact must be recognized and accepted by Ethiopians. The question is how can we celebrate our shared heritage and unique connection without encroaching on each other’s independence.” – Neamin Zeleke, Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement.

BY NEAMIN ZELEKE

My Eritreans brothers and sisters present here at the Festival,
Distinguished guests and panelists
Honorable organizers of the festival,

Let me first express my appreciation for inviting me to this panel. The invited guest speaker was Andargachew Tsiege, Patriotic Ginbot 7’s Member of the executive committee and head of the secretariat. But he is unable to be here today because of challenges that came up and he had to travel to Eritrea at the invitation of the Eritrean government at the last minute. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea Peace Concord: Reconciling with the Past and the Way Forward

President Isaias Officially Opens Eritrean National Festival 2016

President Isaias opens Eritrea’s 10-day annual National Festival 2016. The festival features insightful exhibition on national progress in key economic and public service sectors along with musical concerts and plays.

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki has officially opened the Eritrean National Festival 2016 yesterday, 06 August, at the Expo Grounds here in the capital.

Present on the occasion were Government and PFDJ officials, heads of National Unions and members of the Diplomatic corp. The President observed the different sections of the Festival during which he received briefings. Continue reading President Isaias Officially Opens Eritrean National Festival 2016

Toronto Eritrean Festival is Expression of Resilience and Victory

For over 40 years, the annual Eritrean festivals have become an integral part of the nation’s life celebrated by Eritreans and friends around the globe. The 2015 annual Eritrean festival in Toronto that was held from August 1-3 was one beautiful representation of resilience and victory.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

The spirit and the essence of the Eritrean Festivals that takes place in Eritrea and around the world during the summer months is deeply rooted on the history of the struggle for liberation and Bologna Italy where it all started. On July 4, 1974, thousands of Eritreans from Europe, Middle East and North America gathered in Bologna for the first time. Since, Eritreans have gathered for the festival in Bologna until 1991 and after independence in Eritrea and around the world every year with zest and unparalleled patriotism. Continue reading Toronto Eritrean Festival is Expression of Resilience and Victory

The 15th Festival Eritrea in Toronto Begins

By Samuel Igbu,

Festival Eritrea in Toronto has been officially opened on August 1st 2015 by Mr. Ahmed Iman the Head of Consular Affairs at the Eritrean Consulate. Attendees from the GTA, Eastern Canada and the U.S.A took part in the opening ceremony.

Mr Alan Redway, a former mayor of East York and former observer of the Eritrean referendum in Toronto was among the invited guests and expressed his appreciation for the community. Continue reading The 15th Festival Eritrea in Toronto Begins

The Media Challenges and the Eritrean Charisma of Unity

Carol Sanders of The Winnipeg Free Press is getting increasingly against the unity of the Eritrean Communities in Canada. Her biased and unbalanced attitude towards the community overshadowed her objectivity and fairness in all of her reporting

By Lambros Kyrikakakos,

FIRST, I want to reiterate that the time you give us to reply to your questions, is always diametrically opposite and inconsistent with the gravity of accusations against us. This shows that there is no genuine intention on your part to approach our issues in a balanced and honest manner. You made no real effort to include the views of CECCO and our local organization, The Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc.  Continue reading The Media Challenges and the Eritrean Charisma of Unity

The 2014 Eritrean Festival in Washington D.C.

By Eritrean Media Committee,

AT a time when Eritreans are celebrating Festivals in various places throughout the world, In the Washington DC metro area the 2014 version was celebrated with zeal.

To start the weekend on Friday August 8th, 2014 at the Sheraton Pentagon City the official 2014 Festival kicked off with a seminar and an opening ceremony. The seminar organized by the Organization of Eritrean Americans dealt with Dialogue on US-Eritrea relations. The featured guest was former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Herman Jay CohenContinue reading The 2014 Eritrean Festival in Washington D.C.

Reflection Bologna 40th Anniversary 4th-6th July 2014

Even now by ourselves

Pre-Concert:  Thursday 3rd July 2014     Opening ceremony: Friday 4th July @ 10.00 a.m.  
Ends: Monday 7th July at 05:00 a.m.

By Yared Tesfay,

FESTIVAL Eritrea is a yearly folk-fair whose season opens up around the first two weeks of August of every year. It first started in 1984, during the years of the struggle for liberation, has had enormous impact on Eritrean heritage of conserving national identity.  Continue reading Reflection Bologna 40th Anniversary 4th-6th July 2014

Reflection of the Eritrean UK Festival 2013

Eritrean Festival UK 2013

.
By Tsighe Andemariam,

As an Eritrean living in London the Eritrean festival is an event that I attend and enjoy yearly. On completion of this year’s festival at Lea Valley on July the 14th of 2013, I had left the event re-assured and very satisfied which is the reason for this article.

The festival was too big for me to give a full coverage report instead I am going to share with you my reflection on the parts I enjoyed the most and has made greater impact on me.

In general I have sensed a huge leap in the organisation and participation of different age groups including non Eritreans. Normally it is very difficult for any family in the west to be able satisfy kids family with cultural values. On the contrary during this festival, When I compare to all the Eritrean previous festivals in UK, this year kids are visibly seen appreciating and celebrating their Eritrean culture. Continue reading Reflection of the Eritrean UK Festival 2013