Tuesday, July 2, 2013

U.S. Independence Day Celebration in Lagos

On every fourth day of July, American citizens around the world celebrates their independence and reflect on the struggles, sacrifice and ideals of the founding fathers of America.

Last year, as a Fellow of Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative CYFI (an initiative of the U.S. Consulate General Lagos) I was privileged to witness the independence celebration which held at the residence of the U.S. Consul General's residence. It was superb.

In celebration of this year's U.S. Independence Day, the U.S. Consul General Jeffrey J. Hawkins has extended invitations to all the current CYFI Fellows, CYFI Alumni Fellows and more than seven hundred special guests from across Nigeria to join in celebrating with the American people on Thursday, 4th of July, 2013 between 6pm and 9pm at his official residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The celebration tagged "American-style backyard cookout" is said to be an informal setting and guests are expected to dress in American-casual, Shorts, T-Shirts, Sundresses, Sandals, etc.

Attendance is strictly by invitation.

RSVP to: IndependenceDayLagos@state.gov

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