Text: Karl Nilsson Bilder: Samsung Galaxy och Internet
Eritrea independence day
Every year 24th May the Eritreans celibrate Eritrea National Independence day at Sergels torg in Stockholm. The enthusiasm for celebrating is huge with joy and excitement.
Independence Day of Eritrea is perheps the most important public holiday in the calendar. Why are the eritreans so happy? Their president Isaias Afewerki (an african great statesman) has signed an important document called Algiers Peace Agreement which regulates current boundaries –borders between Eritrea and Ethiopia (Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission – EEBC).
Thus the sovereign state of Eritrea is a member of the African Union, the United Nations, and the Inter- governmental Authority on Development, and is an observer in the Arab League alongside Brazil, Venezuela, India and Turkey.[
Eritrea has colonial past but their colonial relationship with Italy ceased in 1941 when the Italians released bombs over them in Abyssinia. However the word ”Honoratiore” derives from italian latin language which means a person about the most respected citizens in a society, the gentry, notabilities, jet set, expert panel of honour and dignity. At Sergels torg common african people blended with prominent politicians, famous Abyssinian popsingers and musicians, annual celebration speakers who emphasized eritrea sovereignty among other equal states in Africa. The speaches ware held in Tigrinya, Arabic and Kunama.
The joy of speech was so great that the audience applauded and began dancing umbrella dance. They went in circles like camels around an oasis in line with the beatrate in the music and raised and lowered umbrellas while the speakers sent ethnic cultural music. Sometimes singers also sang from microphones at a stage. The whole Sergel square was like a rainbow pine of eritrea umbrellas in red (keyi), green (arenigwadē), blue (semayawī) and a little yellow (bich’a).
Freedom of assembly
In Sweden there is freedom of assembly. African citizens are welcome to dance and speak freely without intervention. Both Medborgarskolan and ABF educate in Tigrinia and Arabic,
which allows for greater understanding of political figures from other cultures. Without knowledge, the listener can be as an ostrich from the Jubba River, which does not comprehend, but just walks around and makes a bird tramps in the sand without taking notice of crocodiles in the marshes.
Africa is an important continent
Africa is a big and important continent. The African Union has over 55 member states. Many prominent African states also have diplomatic representations in Stockholm such as Eritrea, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Libya and Sudan.
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Resumé: Chaque année, le 24 mai, les Érythréens célèbrent le Jour de l’indépendance nationale de l’Érythrée chez Sergels torg à Stockholm. Cependant, le mot ”Honoratiore” vient de la langue latine italienne qui signifie une personne sur les citoyens les plus respectés de la société. En Suède, la liberté de réunion est garantie.
ማጠቃለያ-በየዓመቱ ግንቦት 24 በአሜሪካ ኤርትራዊያን ኤርትራ ብሔራዊ ነፃነት ቀን በስርኮኮልም በሸርሴል ታርግ ታከብረዋል. ሆኖም ”አክሉሪቲ” የሚለው ቃል የመጣው በጣሊያን የላቲን ቋንቋ ነው, ይህም ማለት በጣም የተከበሩ የኅብረተሰቡ ዜጎች ማለት ነው. በስዊድን ውስጥ የመሰብሰብ ነፃነት የተረጋገጠ ነው.
mat’ek’aleya-beye‘ametu giniboti 24 be’āmērīka ēritirawīyani ēritira biḥērawī net͟s’aneti k’eni besirikokolimi besherisēli tarigi takebirewali. honomi ”ākilurītī” yemīlewi k’ali yemet’awi bet’alīyani yelatīni k’wanik’wa newi, yihimi maleti bet’ami yetekeberu