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LSA Malmö Chapter Hosted 2019 Liberia National Flag Day Event in Sweden

Updated: Feb 23





August 24 marks Liberia National Flag Day, an occasion dedicated to honoring the adoption of the Liberian national flag. This day holds significance for Liberians both within the country and across the globe. In Malmö, Sweden's third-largest city, Liberians united under the banner of the Liberian Swedish Association, LSA, to host this year's National Flag Day Event.

Malmö, with a population of 316,588 according to Statistics Sweden, boasts a vibrant Liberian community. Historically, Malmö has been a pivotal industrial center, known for its early industrialization and significant role in Scandinavia. The construction of the Øresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, has brought about profound changes, with modern architectural developments and the influx of biotech, IT companies, and students attracted by institutions like Malmö University. The city's charm is accentuated by its historic buildings, parks, and status as the commercial hub of western Scania.


Liberians living in Malmö attest to its allure, describing it as a beautiful place to reside. Its proximity to Denmark allows for convenient weekend visits, offering a change of scenery. Moreover, job opportunities have flourished, enabling integration and self-sufficiency among Liberians in Sweden.


The National Flag Day Event in Malmö was held in collaboration with a reconciliation meeting at the picturesque ”Pildammsparken”, a beloved park known for its scenic beauty and floral diversity. LSA President, Mr. David Ford, and Gad S. Jaryenneh, head of the LSA Sports Committee, traveled from Stockholm to partake in the festivities. Also present were the interim leadership of LSA Malmö chapter, co-headed by Mr. Charles Massaquoi and Madam Susanna Leith, along with other members of the local Liberian community, including LSA Queen, Miss Ayo Wuo.


The event commenced with a reconciliation meeting aimed at addressing differences and fostering unity among Liberians in Malmö. Mr. Ford urged the community to set aside discord and collaborate with LSA for a stronger, more cohesive Liberian presence in Sweden. Mr. Massaquoi, on behalf of the LSA Malmö chapter, expressed gratitude to attendees and pledged to work tirelessly to revitalize the community. Following discussions, attendees enjoyed a vibrant celebration featuring Liberian music, delectable cuisine, and refreshing beverages, epitomizing the spirit of unity and camaraderie among Liberians in Malmö.

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