Adey Tsirha loved to drink coffee early in the morning after attending church mass. She trusted St. Michael but distrusted her neighbors very much. She loved God and hated people. She was, to put it mildly, a loner.
Religion is a system of life to many societies. Religion is something people rely upon as they go through their life. Many societies in the world practice different religions that their faiths in their communities respect, live and die for. Religion is simply a big part of people's agenda where they focus in and worship insistently with their full heart and depend solely on their super natural phenomenon. Within a religion many pillars and commandments form the whole picture. Stating clearly, many do's and don'ts create the soul of the religion. Hence it is time for the Islamic calendar to start the prodigious month of Ramadan, where the Muslim community throughout the world fasts for a span of a month.
Whenever I look back to the time where I was not part of, but have heard so much that I feel I was there, I empathize with my people. I sense their suffering and at the same time I admire the hard but fruitful struggle they faced to achieve Independence. Especially, the stories of the armed struggle and the heroic deeds of the freedom fighters never fail to inspire and make me proud.
Was May of last year as hot as May of this year! People have short memories when it comes to weather. If you find certain days in Asmara unduly hot or cold and you are from Asmara, then you must have changed a lot.
Art, humanities, literature, music, painting, philosophy, performing arts… all these words are combined into one: culture. The customs, the social settings are in constant move throughout history and even more in the era of interconnectedness. While cultural mainstream tries to impose its values and cultural codes, Eritrea manages to keep intact its culture by passing the torch to the younger generation. Anyone in Eritrea throughout this month-long of celebration of the silver jubilee anniversary cannot be indifferent to the amount of activities and involvement of all layers of society in all programs. This month, we are not solely celebrating Eritrea’s independence, but also strengthening or reaffirming our cultural diplomatic resilience. Hence, let’s have a glimpse on the strength of cultural diplomacy and its benefits for Eritrea in broader sense.
This year’s 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary of Eritrea’s Independence is being celebrated in multiple ways. Some may think that the festivities are synonym of music performance and dance shows only. Actually, this year, the organizing committee has put the level high by multiplying and diversifying the type of events to meet each and every one’s tastes. Passing by sport events such as marathon, soccer tournament to the drama and theatre performances without failing to recall the series of movie screenings, art exhibitions and diaspora stands.
This year’s independence festivity is quite unique in all of its dimensions, from its bilateral preparations of various aspects in giving Eritrea a quarter of a century joy to the tribute it deserves. As so, celebrations have started earlier this year, as early as spring knocked the doors of the month April, and on third day of that month a call was made to conduct a student’s week in the Anseba region. There by, the administration of the Education Ministry’s branch in Keren sub zone with a clear view to preserving the nation’s values and bequeathing such an asset to the young generations pointed out the necessity of having a youth week in honouring our 25th anniversary.