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U.S. Cities Honor May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day



Updated: May 26, 1:03 PM EST

Over the past few weeks, a number of North American cities have recognized May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day in honor of their Eritrean constituencies. This trend first started last year in Seattle, when the honorable mayor Mike McGinn declared May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day and encouraged Seattleites of all backgrounds to attend their festivities.

So far, the mayor of Seattle, Washington D.C., San Jose, Toronto, Charlotte, Las Vegas, and Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland and Cincinnati have declared May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day. Surprisingly, Oakland and San Francisco, two cities with large Eritrean populations, have yet to issue similar proclamations.

While these proclamations may not mean a lot to in the grand scheme of things, it certainly does  increase public awareness about the country's 30 years of armed struggle, which was arguably, one of the greatest and most successful revolutions in modern history.

On that note, happy Independence Day to Eritreans and friends of Eritrea!


North American Cities that Recognize May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day

City_____Mayor_____StatusCity's_Eri_Pop.__
Seattle
Mike McGinn
Recognized
5,500
Washington D.C. 
Vincent Gray
Recognized
18,000
San Jose
Chuck Reed
Recognized
1,500
Toronto
Rob Ford
Recognized
8,000
Charlotte
Anthony Foxx
Recognized
2,000
Las Vegas
Carolyn Goodman
Recognized
1,000
Chicago
Rahm Emanuel
Recognized
1,000
San Francisco
Edwin Lee
Recognized
2,000
Oakland
Jean Quan
Recognized
6,000
Cincinnati
Mark Mallory
Recognized
400

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Eritreans celebrating 22 years of independence in Sweden - Photo: Sirak Bahlbi


Mayor of San Jose honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day
Mayor of Charlotte honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day

Mayor of Las Vegas honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day

Mayor of Seattle honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day

Mayor of Toronto honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day

Mayor of Washington D.C. honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day
Mayor of Chicago honors May 24 as Eritrean Independence Day


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1 comment:

  1. This makes me proud. Go Eri! :)

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