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

As part of the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation Day of August 30, 1999 and the Mission of INTERFET, the Organizing Committee of the Celebrations is organizing a vast program that includes activities in all Municipalities from July 31st to March 31st. August 2019.

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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