Colourful May Celebration
May 24 is a day that has forever changed the lives of the Eritrean people. And to this end Eritreans throughout celebrate Independence Day with excitement and zeal.
Since May24, 1991 all Eritreans at home and in the diaspora celebrate the Independence Day colourfully for the commitments and sacrifices to realise this magnificent day was tremendous; the oppression and pains sustained upon the Eritrean people was great. More importantly, however, unlike in most African countries, Eritrea independence was not granted to them in a golden plate rather, a high price was paid for it.
Eritrea’s Independence Day is not merely meant for rejoicing. We rejoice precisely because it is an event which brought the protracted colonial rule to an end. More importantly, however, on this day we remember our tens of thousands of fallen heroes who sacrificed their life for the cause of the day thereby renew our pledge to maintain, sustain and develop it.
In conclusion, the cruel treatments that the Eritrean people experienced at the hands of the successive Ethiopian rulers are still fresh in their mind, thus freedom has a special meaning for Eritreans and hence necessitates colourful celebration for our independence day.
I feel honoured to say that 28th Eritrean Independence Anniversary celebration will be held in different parts of UK in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin and Newcastle.
"THE PEOPLE" or should I say "SHAEBIA" have made us realise that the nation is stronger than ever.