Africa Day celebrations continue for the month of May
Celebrations to commemorate Africa Day have commenced in Melbourne and will continue until the end of May. The festival is celebrated in Africa and across the world, as an honouring of the formation of the African Union in 1963, providing an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples and governments of Africa.
The Melbourne celebrations are run in conjunction with the events by Africa Day Australia, African-Australian community organisations, members of the diplomatic corps, government organisations, members of various political parties and numerous other community organisations.
Earlier, an Africa’s Got Talent event was also held in the city, celebrating the talented people within the African-Australian communities. This event has been running for a number of years as part of Africa Day Australia celebrations and is working to showcase the talent to the wider Australian public and bridge the current gap.
Coming up later in May is the Families, Youth and Advancing Africa-Australia Forums and the Gala Dinner and Performing Arts Extravaganza as the final event of the year at the Melbourne Docklands.