Tipperary County Council to host a series of events to celebrate Africa Day 2022
Tipperary County Council has today May 18th 2022 announced its plans for Africa Day 2022, which will include Family Fun Days, soccer Leagues and Food experiences at Roscrea, Carrick-on-Suir and Borrisokane to celebrate the occasion. Events Commence of Africa Day (May 25th) with Flavours of Africa in Roscrea followed by a Soccer Tournament at Borrisokane FC. Other events including family fund days and music workshops will take place in Carrick-on-Suir on May 27th and Borrisokane Town Park on May 28th- see poster attached.
Africa Day, which falls on Wednesday, 25th May, celebrates the richness of African cultures and the contribution of people of African descent to Irish life. Africa Day celebrations are organised by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs in partnership with African embassies in Ireland and local authorities around the country.
This year will see Ireland’s largest-ever Africa Day programme, with events being held nationwide. Africa Day 2022 will see the return of in-person events for the first time since 2019.
Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, said: “Ireland has been enriched in so many ways by the presence of a vibrant African community. Ireland’s arts, culture, business, community development, sport and so much more have been strengthened by people of African origin or descent. Africa Day is about recognising that contribution and celebrating the culture and potential of the continent as a whole.
“After two years of online events, this year will see the welcome return of in-person events nationwide. Irish Aid’s partnership with local authorities will bring the fun of Africa Day to communities around the country. I am delighted that Africa Day 2022 is set to be our biggest-ever Africa Day celebration.”
For more information visit www.AfricaDay.ie