Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Referendum (Popular Consultation) and of the INTERFET Mission

From 31 Jul until 31 Aug

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

July
31 - Celebrations in Lautém, Lospalos

August
1 - Celebrations in Lautém, Lospalos
2 - 3 - Celebrations in Baucau
5 - 6 - Celebrations in Viqueque
7 - 8 - Celebrations in Manatuto
9 - 10 - Celebrations in Díli
9 - 10 - Celebrations in Aileu
12 - 13 - Celebrations in Ainaro
14 - 15 - Celebrations in Manufahi, Same
16 - 17 - Celebrations in Covalima, Suai
19 - 20 - Celebrations in Bobonaro, Maliana
20 - FALINTIL Day
21 - 22 - Celebrations in Ermera, Gleno
21 - 22 - Celebrations in Liquiçá
23 - 24 - Celebrations in Oecusse

1 - 24 - Beginning of the activities in Dili:
- Painting exhibitions
- Photo exhibitions
- Documentary exhibitions (on TV)
- Cultural competition (traditional dances, painting, etc.)
- School Educational Activities
- Lecture series about the celebrations’ subject (UNTL), (further info in the Cultural Programme)

25 - Guests arrive
26, 27, 28 - Guests of honour arrive

29
9.00h - Thanksgiving Mass, Dili Cathedral
19.30h - Welcome dinner, hosted by the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, Presidential Palace

30
9.00h - Formal session begins at the National Parliament with honorary address by the UNSG (TBC) National Parliament
12.30h - Lunch hosted by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Finance

Tasi Tolu
14.30h - Event opens to public in Tasi Tolu
15.00h - Cultural activities begin (musical groups, dances, etc.), award ceremonies
18.30h - Guests of honour arrive in Tasi Tolu
19.00h - Official ceremonies begin in Tasi Tolu (Speech of the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, award of medals of honour, cultural performances)
20.30h - Official ceremonies conclude, fireworks and guests of honor depart
21.00h - Tribute to the international solidarity groups - Start of the musical concert, Tasi Tolu – Main Stage

31- International guests depart

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