Despite being a trendy club in Blantyre, which is at times mistaken as a spot for the elite, Fifteen Sports Bar & Lounge will take a lead in celebrating Malawian heritage on July 6 by hosting traditional dance performances and other forms of family entertainment.
Co-owner James Makunje Junior said the country’s Independence Day is an opportunity to reflect on where Malawi is coming from and what its people collectively want to achieve.
“The most important thing is to celebrate our heritage. Once we accept who we are, the next step is to move forward and achieve our dreams. We should surely utilise the independence that we enjoy to make the country’s future bright,” he said.
Makunje said the choice of the theme Proudly Malawi Day is befitting considering that families rarely have the opportunity to celebrate together.
“Malawi is a communal society which makes it possible to interact and share food and drinks. We know that not everyone would manage to go to their home district. That is the reason we want to create an atmosphere that will give the patrons that feeling of being proudly Malawian,” he said.
Some of the activities on the day will include gule wamkulu, beni, clothing stalls, food stalls, cocktail stands and big fireworks display.
The activities will start from midday. n