Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson has officially designated October 7th as YorubaFest Day, celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the Yoruba people, a prominent African ethnic group. The proclamation acknowledges the significant contributions of the Yoruba community to both the city of Dallas and the nation as a whole.
The declaration highlights the Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas’ efforts in organizing YORUBAFEST, an event aimed at showcasing African art, music, and culture. This festival serves as a means to unite the Dallas community while integrating African cultural elements into the diverse fabric of Dallas, Texas.
Mayor Eric L. Johnson’s proclamation reads, “NOW, THEREFORE, I, ERIC L. JOHNSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, do hereby declare October 7, 2023, as YORUBAFEST DAY.”
Dallas, known for its status as a thriving commercial and cultural hub in the Texas region, continues to embrace and celebrate the cultural diversity represented by the Yoruba people, a West African ethnic group predominantly residing in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo.