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Asmara Glitters with Twinkling Lights as Part of Independence Day Celebrations

Asmara, 12 May 2024 – As part of the festivities for the 33rd Independence Day, themed “Peace Anchored on Resilience,” the streets of Asmara are glittering with twinkling lights. The celebratory events commenced on 27 April, with a concert for children at Bahti-Meskerem Square, followed by Schools Independence Week, sports competitions, and a concert of Defense Forces. Fashion shows, community gatherings, cultural programs by cultural troupes, and other events are set to be staged in the coming days.

Mr. Asmeram Tsegabrhan, Director General of Culture and Sports in the Central Region, stated that the programs, in addition to celebrating Independence Day, play a significant role in passing down the proud history of the Eritrean people’s struggle for independence and in safeguarding national sovereignty. These events also highlight participation in the nation-building process for future generations.

Starting on 13 May, national media outlets will broadcast programs focusing on the profound significance of independence, the heavy sacrifices made to achieve national independence and national sovereignty, the role and contributions of the Eritrean people, progress in national development programs, and the resilience of the Eritrean people in thwarting external conspiracies.

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