A number of Africa Day events will be taking place in Cork this year from Saturday, 21st May to Saturday, 28th May. These events are:
- Soccer Tournament, 21st May 2016 at 10am: This integrated soccer tournament will take place at the Glen Resource Centre in Cork. There will be approximately 8-9 teams participating from a range of nationalities. The winners of the tournament will then be presented with a trophy and medal at the launch for Africa Day.
- The Launch, Saturday, 21st May from 1:00pm to 3:00pm: The launch will take place in front of Brown Thomas, Cork, and will consist of African music and dance taking place in front of the store. The event will be launched by the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Chris O’Leary.
- Conference, Thursday, 26th May at 10:00am: The conference will focus on integration.
- Miss African Day, Friday, 27th May at 6:00pm: The aim of Miss African Day is to: showcase the beauty of African culture; bring young women of African origin together to represent their countries; share their cultural dressings and other artifacts that signifies the African Culture; celebrate the power of the African woman and also raise the self-esteem and confidence in young African women growing up in a diverse culture. There will also be the Crowning of ‘Best Dressed’ Cork taking place at this event.
- Africa Day celebration, Saturday, 28th May from 1pm-6pm: This event will see a parade and celebrations take place in Bishop Lucy Park. The parade will consist of representatives of African countries in cultural dress, with music and including an Irish element, a marching band and traditional Ceili dancers. The event in the park following the parade, will see speeches from the Lord Mayor and invited dignitaries. There will be cultural displays and some national cuisines to be sampled after which entertainment will proceed on a stage with cultural performances of song and dance for the afternoon. Children’s entertainment will also be provided.
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