Memphis in May International Festival is a monthly festival celebration held every year in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival seeks to bring the world to Memphis and Memphis to the world, which helps promote and celebrate culture, foster economic growth, and enhance international awareness through education.
Every year International salute is given to an honoured country where they dedicate a whole week to the honoured country. Their Ambassadors and Dignitaries attend events like the May International Festival Gala, Beale Street Music Festival, and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. This event pays homage to the honoured country by incorporating elements from the honoured country’s cultures into the activities.
Last year, the Memphis in May International Festival salute was given to Ghana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to this year. Ghana was represented by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu, the King of the Ashanti Kingdom. His Royal Majesty, accompanied by his paramount chiefs, arrived in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 and was welcomed by the officials of Memphis in May International Festival and the Ghana Embassy.
The highlight of Ashantehene’s visit included his public speaking engagements at the University of Memphis, his 72nd birthday parties, the presentation of the Otumfuo Commemorative Gold Coin, and the Asanteman’s Durbar.
Without a doubt, the rich and colourful culture of the Ashanti people was on full display bringing the streets of Memphis to a standstill. Here are some photos from the activities.
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