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Joining May 24 Independence Day Tour

Joining May 24 Independence Day Tour Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Asmara
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Seasonal Events

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Eritrea, a small country in the horn of Africa, almost the size of England, was part of Ethiopia following successive colonial rulers that goes back to more than five centuries. Eritrea suffered successive colonial rulers under the Turks, Egyptians, and The Italians. The Italians were expelled by the British in 1941 in the battle of Keren, as part of their assistance to Ethiopia. The British continued to administer the territory under a UN Mandate until 1951. Eritrea was federated with Ethiopia in 1952 The Ethiopians annexed the country as part of their 14th Province in 1962. The people of Eritrea never embraced the federation. They therefore have to wage a bitter armed struggle that went on for three decades from 1961 until May 24, 1991. Following an UN-supervised referendum in Eritrea (dubbed UNOVER) in which the Eritrean people overwhelmingly voted for independence, Eritrea declared its independence and gained international recognition in 1993. Ever since May 24, is colorfully celebrated every year. Any visitor who happens to be in Eritrea on May 20 through May 24 will witness the carnival enjoyed by the people. May 24 is usually celebrated by fire crackers, a 21 gun salute and the various parades that will take place at the Asmara football stadium.

Day 01- Arrivals
Arrive at Asmara International airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 02 - Asmara –Independence Day celebrations

Visitor enjoys the three day carnival, prepared by the people of Eritrea, the Independence Day of Eritrea which is one of the most important public holidays in the country. It is observed on May 24 every year. On this day in 1991, Eritrean People's Liberation Front forces moved into the capital Asmara, reinstating independence, following a 30-year-long battle against the Ethiopian military regime. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 03 Asmara City Tour

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Laying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level the City has a year round pleasant climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. Even during the summer time Asmara has an enjoyable climate. The modern city of Asmara was literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century. The city’s elegant streets and the adjoining promenade are comfortable for day or night walking. The city now accommodates more than 400 art Deco buildings officially recognized by UNESCO. The city maintains its cleanliness, which is commended by many visitors. One of the attractive features of Asmara, in particular and the country in general is that it is the safest place to enjoy. One would feel as if one is in Rome when touring Asmara. Many Italians use to call it “Asmara Bella” .meaning “Asmara the beautiful”. Later in the mid-night May 24 eve the visitor enjoys the street mass dance and the fireworks prepared for the celebration. Overnight in Asmara

Day 04 Community celebrations.

After breakfast visitor joins the different celebrations hosted by the community in their respective administration area. And late in the evining transfer to airport for their bon voyage.

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