Eritrean National Festival 2018 commences

Eritrea Festival 2018 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 31 August under the theme, “Peace for Sustainable Development”.

Asmara, 31 August 2018- Eritrea Festival 2018 was officially opened by President Isaias Afwerki today, 31 August under the theme, “Peace for Sustainable Development”.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior Government and PFDJ officials as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, invited guests and a number of nationals from all regions of the country.

President Isaias observed the various sections of the festival including exhibition, entertainment sections as well as programs depicting the unity in diversity of the Eritrean people during which he received briefings.

Mr. Tesfai Berhe, Head of the office of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee, indicated that this year’s festival is unique for it is being conducted during promising peace prospect prevailing in the region. He also said that the various programs depicting the Eritrean people’s traditions and cultures are being displayed.

The festival that will be open until 8 September will feature children’s programs, innovation, pictorial exhibition, book shop, bazaar, educational and entertainment programs, talent show as well as other activities.