Cabinet has approved the hosting of the 2023 Edition of the National Culture Month Celebrations which will be presided over by President Mnangagwa.
The Culture Month offers a window to promote and showcase the diversity of Zimbabwean culture encompassing both the indigenous and contemporary traits of cultural expressions.
In a post-cabinet brief on Tuesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the celebrations will assume a national outlook.
The 2023 National Culture Month is being celebrated under the theme “Promoting Cultural Diversity, Unity and Peace”, and activities are envisaged to involve participants and delegates from Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.
“The day is intended to provide a chance for showcasing various components of cultural heritage, that need to be preserved for posterity at a time when globalization is increasingly threatening lesser dominant cultures of this world.
“The celebrations assume a National outlook and enable the nation to reflect on its diverse culture while reminding the people of the need to preserve, transmit cultural practices and promote the spirit of Ubuntu/Unhu,” she said.
Said Minister Mutsvangwa – “The Culture Month offers a window to promote and showcase the diversity of Zimbabwean culture encompassing both the indigenous and contemporary traits of cultural expressions and will be presided over by His Excellency the President as the Guest of Honour at all the National Launches”
In 2001 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) proclaimed May 21 as the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
The day is designed to promote, commemorate and celebrate the world’s diverse cultures.
The themed activities are, namely: Traditional Cuisines Week Celebrations; the Country-wide African Languages Week; the Fashion Week Celebrations; the Cultural Dialogue Week; and the Potpourri Week Cultural Melting Pot.