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Pictorial report: Eritrean Festival in the UK

By Yared Tesfay,

The colorful Eritrean Festival in the UK which began on 13th July 2013 ended successfully on 14th July 2013.

Reminiscent of the Pre-Independence “Bologna Festivals”, the campgrounds made this year’s Festival stand out. Having everything in one enclosed area and within reach made it possible for all the participants to enjoy the two days events with little or no effort. A lot of families were able to enjoy the festivities with their children and for a few days, Lee Valley had become “Little Eritrea”.

                Click on images to enlarge them. All photos are courtesy of Yared Tesfay.
Milka Mebrahtu and Lidia Tekeste performing on stage
Eritrean Fashion show by  Zekaryas Solomon, who is regarded as the 10 best African Male Designers 

During the opening ceremony of the Eritrean Festival in London, William Spring, a British human rights activist, said, "There is only one independent government in the Horn of Africa that has the vision and leadership quality to help bring such an idea." That country is Eritrea.

William Spring, a  British human rights activist, giving speech at Eri-Festival in London

Eritrean Foreign Minister, Osman Saleh

Eritrean Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, Mr. Tesfamichael Gerahtu

Helen Paulos performing on stage

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