Seattle Eritrean community celebrates 27 years of independence

Seattle’s Eritrean community gathered in Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park in May for the 27th annual Independence Day celebration. (Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)

Seattle’s Eritrean community gathered last month to celebrate the country’s 27th Independence Day with dancing, performances and food in Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park.

Celebrations included art, music and dances of Eritrea’s nine ethnic groups and traditional coffee ceremonies.

Here are just some of the event’s performances and celebrations.

(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)
(Photo by Agazit Afeworki.)

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