Rwanda’s Embassy in the Netherlands hosted the Kwibohora24 celebration with a reception and lunch at the Hilton Hotel in The Hague, in order to pay tribute to Rwandan men and women who in different ways contributed to Rwanda’s liberation.
The fallen heroes paid the ultimate price during the liberation struggle.
The 24th anniversary of liberation was held under the theme “Together we prosper”.
Embassy of Rwanda in The Hague initiated this reception to celebrate 24 years of freedom, peace, security and unity that have been the backbone of Rwanda’s political and social economic transformation.
Rwanda has made tremendous strides in all aspects and Rwanda has been repeatedly ranked the safest, peaceful, cleanest and one of the most economically progressive country not just in Africa but also in the world.
Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga, his spouse and the Embassy staff welcomed more than 200 guests including the diplomatic community, representatives of international organizations, Rwandan nationals living in the Netherlands, friends of Rwanda and others.
The program started with the anthem of Rwanda, followed by the anthem of the Netherlands and included the keynote speech by the Ambassador.
After the speech, the audience enjoyed traditional Rwandan dance and the celebration was concluded with a luncheon where also Rwandan coffee with a Rwandan Coffee Brownie was served.
All guests received a goody bag with Umushanana and Coffee from Rwanda, sponsored by Starbucks Netherlands.