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Toronto Eritrean Festival is Expression of Resilience and Victory

The 2015 annual Eritrean festival in Toronto
For over 40 years, the annual Eritrean festivals have become an integral part of the nation’s life celebrated by Eritreans and friends around the globe. The 2015 annual Eritrean festival in Toronto that was held from August 1-3 was one beautiful representation of resilience and victory.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

The spirit and the essence of the Eritrean Festivals that takes place in Eritrea and around the world during the summer months is deeply rooted on the history of the struggle for liberation and Bologna Italy where it all started. On July 4, 1974, thousands of Eritreans from Europe, Middle East and North America gathered in Bologna for the first time. Since, Eritreans have gathered for the festival in Bologna until 1991 and after independence in Eritrea and around the world every year with zest and unparalleled patriotism. Continue reading Toronto Eritrean Festival is Expression of Resilience and Victory

Bologna: A Nostalgic Return to Eritrea’s Second City

Bologna was epitome of Diaspora resilience and cohesion with vanguard EPLF during liberation war. Festival conveys emphatically same message” – Yeman G. Meskel

Festival Bologna: A Legacy of Eritrean Determination and Inspiring Memories

By Bereket Kidane,

THOUSANDS of Eritreans descended on Bologna this past week to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Bologna Summer Festivals and pay homage to Eritrea’s liberation era spirit of brotherhood, dedication and commitment to the liberation of Eritrea.

It was a nostalgic return to a city that was once declared by its mayor as “Eritrea’s capital city until the liberation of Asmara.” Continue reading Bologna: A Nostalgic Return to Eritrea’s Second City

Festival Eritrea Rocks Italian City of Bologna

“Bologna galvanized diaspora solidarity with the liberation struggle yesterday. It finds resonance in the renewed commitment expressed today!” – Yemane G. Meskel

By TesfaNews,

THOUSANDS of Eritrean citizens from Europe and North America are flocking to the Italian city of Bologna to take part in the 40th anniversary of the historic Eritrean Festival that opened today in the presence of several Eritrean government Ministers, senior PFDJ Officials, as well as diplomats and Head of National Associations.

Eritrean Vice President and Minister of Local Governments Mr. Woldenkiel Abraha officially opened the festival.  Continue reading Festival Eritrea Rocks Italian City of Bologna

Bologna 40: A Response to Keleta Kidane’s “ኣብ ቦለኛ ወይ ንሶም ወይ ንሕና” Rant

ቲም ናይ ከበሮ፡ ጨርባሕባሕ ናይ ክራር ኣብ ሃገረ ጥልያን የለን ድዩ? ኣብ ሃገረ ጥልያን፡ ዋላውን ኣብ ኣውሮጳ፡ ብተቓወምቲ ይኹን ብሃገራውያን፡ እንተ ብፖለቲካዊ መደብ፡ እንተ ብመርዓ፡ እንተ ብጥምቀት ጓይላታት ከምዘይተገብረሲ፡ ሕጂ ንሬሳታት ላምፓዱሳ ኣመኽኒኻ፡ ኣብ ሀገረ ጥልያን ውራይ፡ ጓይላ፡ ፌስቲቫል ኣይትግበሩ ኢኹም ዝብል ነጋሪ ንሰምዕ ኣለና። ጓይላ እንተጌርኩም ብበትሪ ክንትርትረኩም፡ ብካራሩ ክንዝልዝለኩም ኢና ዝብል’ውን ፈኸራን ምፍርራህ’ውን ተወሲኹዎ።  እስኪ ንርዒ በለት ዕውርቲ

ንስለ ሓቅን ርትዕን፡ ዓገብሲ፡ ንግዳያት ላምፓዱዛ ማዕረና ዝሓዘኑን ብጉዳይ ሬሳታት ዜጋታትና ማዕሬና ዝጉሓዩ፡ ንታሪኽ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዝምልከት ታሪካዊ ፌስቲቫል ብሰላም ከካይዱ ንዝነጥፉ ዘለዉ ዜጋታት ዘይኮነ፡ ነቶም ንሬሳታት ላምፓዱዛ ከም ፖለቲካዊ መሳርሒ ተጠቒሞም፡ ዝፍክሩን ዘፈራርሑን ሰብ ሕልና ዓልቦ፡ ዓገብ ኣይፋልኩምን ክበሃሉ ዝግባእ

By Amanuel Tseggai,

AS EVERYONE is entitled to his opinion on this or any subject matter I find Mr. Keleta’s view on the upcoming 40th anniversary of Festival Bologna a bit misconstrued and his attack on the organizers and the Eritrean government somehow misguided and out of line.

Here’s why…

1./  Bologna and the Organizers:

As we all know Bologna is a historical place where Eritreans from across European countries used to gather annually to show their solidarity to Eritrean liberation movement and to lend both moral and financial support in the fight against Ethiopian occupation.  Continue reading Bologna 40: A Response to Keleta Kidane’s “ኣብ ቦለኛ ወይ ንሶም ወይ ንሕና” Rant

Eritreans Gearing up to Festival Bologna 40

More than 10,000 Eritreans are expected to attend the 4th- 6th July celebration of Festival Bologna 40

By Yared Tesfay,

AS YOU are all aware during the weekend of 4th- 6th July 2014, Eritreans are organizing a major historical event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the commencement of the hugely influential Festival that was held in the city of Bologna since 1974 during the struggle for independence of Eritrea. Continue reading Eritreans Gearing up to Festival Bologna 40

Preparation Underway to Celebrate Historic 40th Anniversary of Eritrean Festival in Bologna

All Roads Lead to Bologna this Summer July 4-6′

By Organizing Committee,

DURING the weekend of 4th – 6th July 2014, Eritreans in the diaspora will organize a three day festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the commencement of the hugely influential Eritrean festival that begun in Bologna in 1974 during the Eritrean struggle for independence.

The three day “Festival Bologna 2014” will be a platform for Eritreans in the diaspora to remember and celebrate the following:  Continue reading Preparation Underway to Celebrate Historic 40th Anniversary of Eritrean Festival in Bologna