Ethiopians in Milton Keynes showcase culture

8 Aug 2017

On 5th August, the Ethiopian and Eritrean community in Milton Keynes showcased their culture during the Africa Diaspora Day event, which was part of the Milton Keynes’ 50th anniversary celebrations.

On display were traditional dresses, food and information on Ethiopia’s array of historical landmarks. The community also expressed Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage through its unique language and dance.

Speaking at the conclusion of the event, one community member said, “[today} we have achieved a sense of satisfaction, acknowledgment, pride in our country and we might have also changed some people’s opinions about Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea. We think that this by itself is a remarkable achievement”.

Milton Keynes, located roughly 50 miles north of London, has a reputation of being one of the most diverse and fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom.

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