Umuganura (Cultural Harvest)
To create an opportunity for Rwandans to reflect on the positive values of Rwandan culture that is a cornerstone to strengthening unity and reconciliation of Rwandans;
To preserve Rwandan Culture by educating the young generation on the importance of safeguarding our cultural heritage;
To raise awareness among Rwandans, friends of Rwanda and policy makers on how “Umuganura” celebration played a very significant role in uniting Rwandans;
To recognize the achievements in various sectors of the economy, recognize the efforts of those involved and strategize for increased harvest in the subsequent seasons.
Umuganura is an annual event held on the first Friday of August and it is a public holiday. But the festival is celebrated during a week leading to the Umuganura day.
Main activities are:
Arts performances prepared by artists' unions and federations members of the Rwanda Arts Council;
Exhibitions (painting, handicraft, CDs: film and music);
Conferences on creative industries.
Artists’ achievements are known by the public and promoted
A platform for marketing artists products is created
Starts networks are built, especially for cultural and creative expression actors.
the Government budget
- Umuganura festival involves artists;
- Umuganura festival creates a platform of artistic expressions;
- Umuganura festival experiences an international trend;