Africa Day 2021, a day to showcase the vibrant cultural heritage of Africa and the contribution made to Irish society by African communities and people of African descent, takes place this week.
For the second year in a row, due to the ongoing Covid-19 public health restrictions, the Galway City Council and the Africa Day Team at the Department of Foreign Affairs will celebrate the day via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
The events take place on Saturday May 29 and the Galway City Council will be supporting a number of local community groups with their plans for Africa Day.
From 5pm to 8pm that day, the Galway African Diaspora will hold it’s Africa Day event which will feature music and performances. Yoruba Heritage, Art and Cultural Group of Ireland is organising a virtual showcase of Afridacn costumes and clothing, African cuisine, artefacts, and more.
African United Galway will hold a virtual celebration showcasing the cultural diversity of African communities here in Galway; and the contribution of African people to Galway society. The event will also be broadcast via Facebook and shared on Instagram and Twitter.
Galway Sports Partnership through the Ballybane/Doughiska Community Sports Hub will hold a number of online activities to celebrate Africa Day, including dance drumming and capoeira. To register for any of the programmes see the Galway Sports Partnership social media.
Primary schools across the city will take part in the ‘Show Racism the Red Card programme’, organised by the FAI. It is targeted to fifth and sixth class pupils and incorporates class based videos to promote inclusion. Each school will also research African history in advance as a class project to form part of the programme.
The above events can also be viewed and enjoyed on https://www.facebook.com/GalwayCityCouncil.