Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Freedom Day in South Africa...and Ireland

The 27th of April is Freedom Day in South Africa as this was the date of the first democratic election. It is now 10 years on, so a decade of democracy...time flies. The biggest party seemed to be held in Pretoria. The BBC site on South Africa offers a host of links, audio and video. On this side of the world I attended a big bash at the at the residence of the South African Ambassador in Dublin. It was a fantastic event with lots of music and outdoor festivities, including music from Buskaid and a big African styled performance from the Irish Community Arts Programme Macnas. All great...just trying to recover now.