Africa Day 2021 takes place on Tuesday, 25th May. Although restrictions on physical gatherings will be in place due to public health measures, preventing the holding of in-person events to mark the occasion, the Africa Day website and social media channels will facilitate virtual celebration and reflection until it is possible to meet once again in person. Over the coming days, we will be sharing reflections from a number of African communities in Ireland, and people of African descent, as a means of painting a picture of contemporary experience and identity among the community.
We are also delighted to announce that Local Authorities across the country, supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs will be facilitating a number of virtual events to mark #AfricaDay2021. From hair-braiding workshops in Cork County, a virtual exhibition of arts and crafts in Monaghan, and participation in the Show Racism the Red Card programme among primary schools in Galway City, click here to learn more about what virtual events are taking place.
We’d also like to see how you are marking Africa Day 2021. We kindly invite individuals, families and groups, to share and showcase your own Africa Day content, such as food you are making or clothes you are wearing to mark the occasion; or to share a piece of writing, music or poetry that speaks to your identity and heritage. Don’t forget to include the @AfricaDayIreland (Facebook and Instagram) / @AfricaDay (Twitter) handles, and the hashtags #AfricaDayIreland and #AfricaDay2021, so they can be re-shared to a wider audience. All are welcome to participate!