Africa Day 2023 will be Held on 27 May in Sofia
Fri, 26 May 2023
This year the celebration of Africa Day is on May 27, Saturday, in the Sofia City Garden in front of the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov". The event will be opened at 11:00 a.m. by Iliana Iotova, Vice President of Bulgaria.
Entrance to the festival is free. There will be a music programme and a bazaar with traditional food, drinks, clothes, handmade accessories and authentic gifts. All the organizers of the event - the embassies of the African countries of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, and the honorary consulates of Ethiopia, Mauritius and Seychelles in Bulgaria - will take part in the bazaar.
Visitors will have the opportunity to get closer to the traditions of Africa, which will be presented with dances and performances reflecting African identity, unique rhythms and melodies. All will be able to sample the flavours of African cuisine, which offers distinctive combinations of spices, flavours and textures.
"Africa Day" is celebrated annually around the world to mark the founding of the African Union, an organisation that has been seeking indigenous African solutions to continental problems for 60 years and develops a new concept each year. This year marks the African Year of "Accelerating the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)". This event celebrates the creation of greater potential for economic development, prosperity and sustainable development across the continent.