The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) announced yesterday that it has finalized preparations for the holding of the International Day for Tolerance in Dessie, Amhara Regional State.
The nationwide celebration is scheduled to take place from November 23 to 24, 2016 under the motto: Enhancing our values of cultural tolerance.
Ministry Public and International Relations Director, Gezahegn Abate told ENA that the day is celebrated annually in order to inherit the value of tolerance to the coming generation.
Celebrating the day before the Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Day will have significant contribution to the consolidation of values of tolerance among the society, the director added.
Its also supports the endeavor to create a society that has a consensus in building a democratic system, he further pointed out.
According to Gezahegn, tolerance is the key value that enables nations, nationalities and peoples to live in unity with diversity.
Researches on value of tolerance the country possesses will be presented; and consultations on tolerance in ideas and outlook differences are also going to be made, the director stated.
The International Day for Tolerance is celebrated on the 16th of the Ethiopian month Hidar. The day is being celebrated in Ethiopia for the 7th time and for the 20th time globally.