Hello lovely people,here is an update on #EXPO2015. If you are new here,you're welcome,take a look at my previous posts My trip around the world under one tent and The beauty of diversity to keep updated.
My trip under one tent continues...and opening ceremony aside,my biggest highlight so far is Africa Day (25/May/2015).What an amazing day it was! First,we kicked off the day at the Angola pavilion with speeches from the host for the day (Commissioner General of Angola-Albina Asis Africano) and various invited guests which included the Pavilion director, of the hosting country,Italy-Matteo Gatto,pavilion director of Zimbabwe-Charity Zhanje who delivered a speech on behalf of Abigail Shonhiwa who is the commissioner general and president of the African Union.
Thereafter,a march (my favorite part) by all the guests through the main arena.It was mind blowing watching many Africans and other guests walk and dance happily to the sound of drums and African music all clad in different traditional outfits.I wish we could do this often.
It was such a long and interesting day for my colleagues and I - we were invited to the China pavilion for lunch :). It was so delicious,plus I met lots of interesting friends.
|Some of the Uganda Pavilion staff, left to right;Molly Kibuuka (Uganda pavilion director),Doreen Rweihangwe (principal quality controller,Uganda Coffee Development Authority),Mumtaz Kassam (Uganda Protocol Officer EXPO 2015 and deputy ambassador of Uganda to Italy),Hilda Gloria Ndiwabeene (Assistant,Uganda pavilion director)|
At around 5 PM,we were treated to an African percussion kind of entertainment courtesy of the Zimbabwe pavilion,lots of food and more speeches from various guests.The ambiance was spectacular!
After that point,I was exhausted and couldn't continue any further.The celebration continued...I went home a very happy and proud African lady.
In between the events,I had a chance to look at the Angola's pavilion Art gallery,very beautiful exhibition which was followed by a fashion show and then a wonderful orchestra by children from Angola.
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