The African Embassies in Stockholm hosted the annual “Africa Day Celebration” on the 28th May, 2015. Similar to each year, a particular theme is assigned the evening celebrations and the theme for this year’s Africa Day falls under the African Union’s 2015 theme, “Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. Africa Day is an opportunity for the African Embassies to organize an evening that seeks to both showcase and celebrate the positive developments and aspirations of the African continent and highlight the African spirit. H.E. Ms. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation was the Guest of Honor of the event.
The celebration’s program consisted of an interesting variety of entertainment and content with diverse music artists from East, West, South and North Africa. Alongside speeches and music, the evening exhibited a slideshow commemorating influential and inspiring women that have contributed to the promotion and support of female empowerment in the African continent. There was also fashion shows that displayed modern African clothing by professional designers and Jewelry designers and another displaying the diverse colors and patterns of African traditional clothing.The evening hosted a dinner buffet which displayed a diverse array of gourmet dishes covering the African continent.