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Happy 24th Eritrea

Independence Day festivities in Asmara

Happy 24th Eritrea

By Bereket Kidane

Eritrea’s worldwide Independence Week celebrations kicked-off this week in earnest.  The cities of Melbourne, Australia as well as Bern, Switzerland and Atlanta in the United States reportedly had their celebrations this past weekend.

As usual, Eritrean communities around the world will be enjoying music, children’s activities, great food and a wonderful Eritrean-style atmosphere in celebration of that glorious day in May of 1991 when Yikealo rolled his tanks into Asmara and Assab.

Eritreans in the City of Atlanta were reportedly treated to a concert by the electrifying Helen Meles. Meanwhile, Eri-TV has already started broadcasting live-transmitted ceremonies from municipalities across Eritrea with street performances, parades, concerts and traditional ceremonies.  As usual, Eri-TV’s program during this special month is interspersed with documentaries from the armed struggle to remind us of the heavy sacrifice that went into creating the Eritrean State.

This year’s theme “development through resilience” is indeed a very fitting one.  If there is one thing Eritrea and Eritreans are known for is for their resilience, fortitude and a sense of delayed gratification.

So spend sometime this weekend visiting your local Eritrean Community to partake in the celebration of the one thing that unites Eritreans from all walks of life:  a sovereign and independent Eritrea given to us by our fallen heroes.

Happy Independence Week!
Zelealemwi Zikhri Nswuatna!

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Happy 24th Eritrea Reviewed by Admin on 1:26 AM Rating: 5


  1. Let Eritrea shine brighter for all to see. It is the season when Eritrea shines for all see. Thanks Deki Ere for being there for your country.

    Happy Independence Deki Ere!

  2. Yohanna! Yohanna! Let the celebrations begin.

  3. "delayed gratification" my... Issayas is definitely is getting crafty with his words. Regardless, Congrats Eritrea!! Hold on to your breath and hope the delay to gratification does not last another 24 years!!!

  4. Traitors Acting like opositionMay 19, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    God / Allah bless Eritrea with her beautifull People . Happy Independence Day 24. May. Proud to be Born Eritreawy (-:
    Unity is our Power. One People One Heart
    *Flowers to all Eritreawyan*


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