Asmara 16 August 2019- Eritrea Festival 2019 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 16 August.
The opening ceremony held at the Expo Compound was attended by senior Government and PFDJ officials as well as members of Diplomatic Corps, invited guests and a number of nationals from all the regions of the country.
Upon arrival at the Expo Compound, President Isaias and the invited guests were awarded warm welcome by the nine ethnic groups of the country accompanied by traditional dances and music.
President Isaias also observed the various sections of the festival including regional villages, innovation and talent show, paintings and sculptures, products by various institutions, children’s entertainment programs, displays by ministries as well as books display and was provided briefings.
The national festival which will stay open until 22 August will feature traditional villages depicting the cultures and traditions of the various ethnic groups in the country, cultural and music performance and competitions, innovation and talent show, photo, paintings and sculptures exhibition, folklores, display of products by various institutions, children’s educational and entertaining programs, books display among others.
#Eritrea's National Festival 2019 was formally opened this morning by Pre. Isaias Afwerki at Asmara Expo Premises in the presence of Ministers,Diplomats & invited guests.Cultural shows/concerts, artistic contests, exhibitions of various products will feature in the weeklong event pic.twitter.com/K34TJMD9wj
— Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) August 16, 2019
ሃገራዊ ፈስቲቫል ኤርትራ 2019፡ “ባህሊ ጽንዓት ብጽንዓት” ብዝብል ቴማ፡ ሎሚ 16 ነሓሰ ኣብ ሰዓታት ንግሆ ኣብ ቀጽሪ EXPO ብወግዒ ተኸፊቱ። ክሳብ 22 ነሓሰ ብዝተፈላለየ ንጥፈታት ክቕጽል’ዩ። pic.twitter.com/Nt5HSkcSHo
— Paulos Netabay (@PNetabay) August 16, 2019