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USIU-Africa holds Culture Week after two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Students on day 1 of the Culture Week after taking part in the colour festival organized as part of Culture week celebrations. [USIU-Africa]

Every March, USIU-Africa celebrates the annual Culture Week event, a week-long cultural festival that celebrates cultural diversity in the university community.

During the three-day festival, the university has a unique opportunity to experience the food, dress, music and language of the various cultures represented at the University. 

Below are some of the highlights from the three-day event:

Mr. USIU-Africa, Koshesayi Kachambwa is joined by other students during the colour fest. [USIU-Africa]

L-R: Ms. USIU-Africa 1st runners up, Ms. Talent, Ms. USIU-Africa, Samantha Nyamu and Ms. Culture during the celebrations. [USIU-Africa] 

Burundian drummers kicked off the Culture Week parade with pomp and colour. In Burundian culture, drums (called karyenda) are sacred, and represent fertility and regeneration. [USIU-Africa]

South Sudan was also well-represented during the celebrations. [USIU-Africa]

South Korea was not left behind. [USIU-Africa]

Team India during the parade. [USIU-Africa]

Did you know that the five points in the star on the Somalian flag represent the five regions in the horn of Africa that are inhabited by Somali people? [USIU-Africa]