From: Yemane Natnael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 08 2008 - 12:26:55 EST
Eid Al-Adha colorfully celebrated nationwide
Dec 8, 2008, 13:14
Asmara, 8 December 2008 – Eid Al-Adha was today celebrated across the nation in a colorful manner. The celebrations at Bahti Meskerem Square in Asmara, tens of thousands of followers of the Islamic Faith headed by the Eritrean Mufti, Sheik Al-Amin Osman Al-Amin, conducted prayers.
Speaking on the occasion in which Ministers, Administrators, senior government officials, diplomats and invited guests participated, Sheik Al-Amin expressed congratulations to nationals at home and abroad and called on the Eritrean people to reinforce unity and build the Homeland on the basis of harmony. He further stressed the need to extend assistance to children of fallen heroes and needy nationals.
Noting that the secret of the Eritrean people’s victory lies in their unity and steadfastness, Sheik Al-Amin expressed conviction that they would as ever meet all challenges and emerge victorious.
Meanwhile, live radio and TV transmission of the Eid Al-Adha celebration was conducted from the historic Nacfa town which was organized jointly by the Ministry of Information and the Northern Red Sea regional administration.
In a speech she delivered at the celebrations in which about 1,000 nationals from Nacfa and its surroundings and Massawa, as well as EDF members and students took part, Ms. Tsigereda Woldegergish, Administrator of the Northern Red Sea region, said that the observance of the religious holiday in the historic town of Nacfa has a special significance.
Likewise, the Administrator of Nacfa sub-zone, Mr. Idris Ali Sheker, the celebration of Eid Al-Adha in the historic town is a vivid demonstration of the Eritrean people’s long-standing coexistence in peace and harmony. He further explained that major development programs have been implemented in the sub-zone.
The presentation of cultural shows added color to the celebrations.
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