The 29th Independence celebration has served to strength the solidarity of Eritreans, especially at this difficult time, where everyone needs to pull together to overcome the challenges. What makes this year’s Eritrean independence celebrations, the 29th , different and special, is that it is being held at the height of the global Corona pandemic. The fact that we are celebrating our day of independence at a time when the entire nation is standing shoulder to shoulder in the fight against the Corona pandemic, lends an even more greater importance and significance to the celebrations.
Unlike the previous twenty-eight celebrations, in light of the prevailing circumstances, this year it was not possible to have the usual colourful celebrations. However, whereas in past years the week long festivities would have been done out on the Nation’s streets, this year the festivities were held in keeping with the social distancing requirements, over social media and the traditional media.
The Eritrean Embassy Media in the UK, played its part in ensuring that this august of days in Eritrean history was celebrated in spite of the Corona Pandemic, by putting together a series of entertaining and informative programmes.
The programmes were live streamed on YouTube and Facebook from 19th May to 24th May 2020 for six hours each day starting from 6 pm.