Street fairs, food festivals among 5 key highlights of Utamaduni Day 2023

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 9 Oct, 2023 20:01 | < 1 min read
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Photo collage of traditional dancers during a past event, a plate of Ugali and Nyamachoma, and a view of the Maasai market. PHOTOS/(, Ingmar recipes, Achieng Mary)

Preparations are in top gear for this year's Utamaduni Day celebrations which will be held at the Bomas of Kenya tomorrow, October 10, 2023.

Initially, the holiday formally known as Moi Day was renamed to Huduma Day and later Utamaduni Day in 2020.

In a press release sent to newsrooms on Monday, Principal Secretary for the State Department for Culture, Arts and Heritage Ummi Bashir noted that the celebrations which will be presided over by President William Ruto will engage a myriad of fun-filled activities.

Some of the activities include vibrant street fairs which the PS says will be organized nationwide to emphasize Kenya's diverse heritage. Other fun activities to expect include food festivals where various communities will showcase different dishes.

Kenyans will also enjoy cultural performances from different cultures as well as cultural exhibitions and public engagement.

PS Ummi also stated that the mentioned activities are the main focus of this year's celebrations. She also encouraged Kenyans to actively participate in the activities to make the day fruitful.

"Utamaduni Day underscores Kenya's commitment to celebrating diversity and unity, fostering a more inclusive future. The national celebrations will take place at the esteemed Bomas of Kenya, with the honorable presence of His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, President of Kenya, and other distinguished dignitaries.

"As we prepare to celebrate Utamaduni Day. We unite in the spirit of our diversity, recognizing that our differences are the threads that weave the tapestry of our nation. Together, we forge a path towards
a more inclusive, equitable, and just Kenya," the statement added.

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