A large preparation to celebrate Eritrea's 31st Independence Anniversary is underway in
United Kingdom. The second youngest African Nation achieved Independence 31 years ago in 1991, after a bitter 30-year long armed struggle. The Eritrean Independence celebration plays an important role in enhancing the harmony within the Eritrean community, consolidating Eritrean unity, preserving Eritrean culture and strengthening the community’s identity. On the occasion of Eritrea 31st Anniversary, Eritreans in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Leeds, Cardiff, Wakefield, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle will be covering a wide range of programmes starting on the 14th of May - 248h of May under the theme 'Resilient as Ever'. National Holiday Celebration Committee in UK takes this opportunity to salute all those who have fought for Eritrea’s independence and those who continue to pay great sacrifices to maintain the hard won sovereignty of Eritrea.