Community Events

The Eritrean-American Community Association of Georgia holds various social, cultural, educational, and recreational events throughout the year. The events serve to provide opportunities for individuals and families to develop friendships while learning about the Eritrean culture and gaining new experiences, information, and skills.

Basketball Tournament

Started in 2014 to promote unity through a shared interest in sports, this tournament has been one of our crowning achievements as a community. With a constant increase in participation every year, we enjoy seeing the enthusiasm and passion that comes from our young men who always show up to play. We truly believe that sports is a great way to unify people and have seen the results each time we have held this event.

Community Day

Community Day is an annual event which occurs in April to celebrate the anniversary of the organization and center as well as Eritrean values of community and family. This is a family friendly event featuring Eritrean music, food, and culture.

Eritrean Independence Day

Eritrea gained independence as a nation on May 24, 1991. Since that time, Eritreans across the world acknowledge the day through various celebrations and gatherings. The Eritrean-American Community Association of GA celebrates the day by hosting a barbecue, providing activities such as face-painting, bouncy houses, scavenger hunts, music, and poetry.

Holiday Dinner

The Holiday Dinner is an annual dinner which occurs in December to celebrate the winter holiday season. The dinner is a family friendly event featuring a pot-luck dinner, holiday family photos, games, and entertainment.

Martyrs' Day

Eritrean Martyr’s Day acknowledges the service and sacrifice of Eritrean martyrs. The Eritrean-American Community Association of Georgia honors martyrs by holding a candle-light vigil every year.

Meskerem 1

This date marks the beginning of the struggle for Eritrean Independence and is acknowledged by the Eritrean American Community Association of Georgia.

Valentines Dinner

An annual dinner where youth and young adults prepare and serve a three-course candle light dinner and program for community members. The program consists of Valentine’s Day themed games and activities.

Youth Retreat

The Youth Retreat is an annual trip where young adult members of EriAm Youth participate in team-building and leadership training in a fun and relaxed environment.