Eritreans in North London held the annual Fenkil event to commemorate the 32nd anniversary
Posted by: Yared Tesfay
Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2022
London 23rd February 2022
On Sunday February 20th 2022, Eritreans in North London held the annual Fenkil event to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the liberation of the city port of Massawa. This event was celebrated by Eritreans in North London with great patriotic zeal and registered an encouraging number in attendance. The ceremony began with a moment of silence in remembrance of those who gave their lives for Eritrea’s freedom.
Mr. Mussie Beraki and Eng. Seium Tsege-Yohannes from North-London Community welcomed everyone.
Following that, the youth choir group, dressed in traditional EPLF costume sang the National Anthem and presented a poem, a tribute to the commemoration of Fenkil. They praised their patience, their resilience, their calm amidst the storms, their hard work and dedication to country and people. Operation Fenkil is a symbol of the Eritrean people's steadfastness against occupying forces and a gateway to the country's independence. They further indicated that commemoration of the historic event should always depict such phenomena.
The celebration included the participation of Mr. Suleman Hasen, Head of the Consular Affairs at the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland. He welcomed and appreciated all the efforts of the communities and members in their role and participation in the national building process.
The event included songs, poems by children choir group and dances performed by cultural artists from London. Operation Fenkil — has been colourfully celebrated by Eritreans each year in the month of February.