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Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Anniversary

Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Anniversary

Washington, 5th January 2011: The Embassy of the Republic Sierra Leone in Washington D.C. in collaboration with the North America 50th Independence Anniversary Planning Committee informs Sierra Leoneans, friends of Sierra Leone and the general public of the activities lined up for the grand celebration of Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Anniversary.


January 2011:

Islamic Prayers: Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Sierra Leone Community Center, 3307 Hubbard Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785, at 1:00 p.m.

Christian Prayers: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7410 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, at 3:00 p.m.

March 2011:

Prayer and fasting: Sunday, March 20 – Friday, March 25, 2011: One Week of Muslim and Christian fasting and prayers.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011 will be observed as the Inter-Religious Memorial Day (March 23, 1991 was when the RUF rebels launched their atrocities on defenceless civilians in Sierra Leone).

April 2011:

Reception and Cultural Show: Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, Washington DC. 20001.

Symposium: Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Howard University, Washington DC, 20001.

Live Theatre: Friday, April 29, 2011by the Sierra Theatre Production at the Montgomery College Theatre Hall 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD.

Picnic and Cultural Show: Saturday, April 30, 2011.

May 2011:

Banquet/Awards Night: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Martin Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Centre Drive, Greenbelt, MD, 20770. 

July 2011:

Soccer Tournament:  Thursday, July 4, 2011.

November 2011:

Visit to South Carolina: Wednesday, November 9, – Sunday, November 13, 2011visit to the Gullah community in South Carolina.

As this occasion provides us the unique opportunity to showcase Sierra Leone, we are calling   on all Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone in North America and beyond to give their fullest support to make the 50th Anniversary of Sierra Leone’s Independence worth remembering.

A more detailed programme will be communicated in due course. Meanwhile, for further information on the 50th Anniversary celebrations, please feel free to contact the Embassy at: info@embassyofsierraleone, or telephone (202) 939 9261/62/63.

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