DUBLIN, Ireland--As the Republic of Malawi clocks 48 years since attaining her independence on 6th July 1964, Malawians living in Ireland have organised a number of events to mark the day.
According to a statement released by the organisers of the event, the Association of Malawians in Ireland [AMAI Ireland], this year’s celebrations will take off on a spiritual note.
On Friday, 6 July 2012, the celebrations will start with inter-denominational prayers which will be led by various church leaders from a number of churches in and around Dublin area.
”Let us start our independence celebrations by thanking the Almighty for our nation’s independence. These prayers are for our nation and everybody is welcome to attend no matter which denomination you belong to’’ reads the statement.
The prayers will be held at the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 starting from 7pm.
‘’Party animals’’ will have their turn in the evening as there will be a dance party at a local club in central Dublin, with music provided by Dublin-based Malawian DJ’s on rotation till the wee hours of Saturday morning.
On Saturday, the 7th of July, the celebrations move to Eastpoint Business Park, north of Dublin where there will be football and netball matches between Malawi and teams from other African countries. Unlike the other independence celebrations in the past, the events this year have taken care of those with families as well. There will be an open barbeque, bouncing castle and kids fun games as well. All the events on this day will start from 12pm.
There’s a growing community of Malawians in Ireland. Most of them are students studying in Dublin.
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