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23 May 2018 | 06:39 PM UTC

Eritrea: Independence Day celebrations May 24

Eritrea News Alert

Independence Day celebrations will be held nationwide on May 24; commercial and government disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/24/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Asmara). COUNTRY/REGION Eritrea

Event

Eritrea will hold nationwide Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, May 24. Events commemorating the 27th anniversary of the country’s independence will be held throughout the country, with the largest celebrations being held in Asmara. Government offices and schools will be closed on May 24 to allow all citizens to participate in various festivities. Commercial and traffic disruptions are expected throughout the country during the holiday.

Advice

Individuals in Eritrea, particularly in Asmara, are advised to expect crowded conditions, longer travel times, and increased security measures during the celebrations.

 

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