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2024 Africa Day Limerick events took place on Sunday, May 26 in Limerick’s Milk Market in a bid to celebrate the diversity, culture, music, and so much more of the continent.

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2024 Africa Day Limerick events taking place on Sunday, May 26 from 12-6pm at the Milk Market, celebrating one continent, many cultures, and infinite unity

2024 Africa Day Limerick events taking place on Sunday, May 26 from 12-6pm at theMilk Market, celebrating one continent, many cultures, and infinite unity

The Limerick Migrant Integration Forum in collaboration with Limerick City and County Council present Africa Day Limerick 2024, celebrating one continent, many cultures and infinite unity at Limerick’s Milk Market on Sunday, 26 May from 12pm to 6pm.

Africa Day Limerick 2024 promises to be a kaleidoscope of cultural diversity, glamour, colour, and tradition. Experience a rich tapestry of dance, music, food, and art.

In partnership with Irish Aid and African embassies, Africa Day aims to bridge the gaps of inequalities and barriers in our society, fostering social cohesion and celebrating the richness of African cultures.


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2024 Africa Day Limerick events are set to take place on Sunday, May 26 in Limerick’s Milk Market in a bid to celebrate the diversity, culture, music, and so much more of the continent.

This one-day event, according to Kate Njoku chairperson of the Limerick Migrant Integration Forum, heralds the beginning of a new phase of inclusion, integration, cultural diversity and social cohesion; aiming to bridge the gaps of inequalities and barriers infused in our societies as a result of social exclusion, race, ethnicity, migration, class difference and religion.

Africa Day Limerick 2024, according to Kate is one of its kind to bring about a collaboration of cultural diversity, glamour, colour, culture, tradition, dance, music, food, taste of Africa,  Gospel music, choreography, African indigenous arts and craft, traditional food display, drumming, storytelling, poetry, fashion show, interactive sessions, presentations, face painting, kiddies corner, clown appearances and many more.

DJ Raspizo will put up a special appearance to keep the audience entertained with afro beats; also performing will be Niieedo, Mexican community, Indian Community, African gospel Choir, Kate Njoku and other Gospel Artists, among others with Irish world of Music playing its part also.

Africa Day which falls on Saturday the 25th of May, 2024 celebrates the richness of African cultures and the contribution of people of African descent to Irish life. The Irish Aid from the Department of Foreign Affairs in partnership with African embassies and local authorities in Ireland, celebrate Africa Day across all the countries.

This year will see the largest and most diversified African Day celebration in Limerick and across the cities of Ireland. From the planning, down to the event management and execution infuses people from different nationalities together, exuding multiculturalism in action, thus, making Diversity the keyword in this year’s event, and witnessing contributions from all members of the Migrant Integration Forum, especially, Anna, Kamila, Raja, Yoga, Toyin, Isreal, Marlene, Florence, and a whole lot more to give this year’s event a classically diversified presence in the celebration of African cultural heritage.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.