MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - In response to the ongoing pandemic, Memphis In May International Festival will reschedule its salute to Ghana to next year.
Memphis in May was originally planned to honor Ghana on May 20, 2020 but then the pandemic hit.
Given the challenges that COVID-19 still means for international travel, the Memphis in May board moved the Ghana salute to May 2021.
“It is our desire to present a salute that embodies and fully captures the phenomenal culture and historical significance of Ghana. It is still our desire to share the essence of Ghana with Memphians. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has forced us to postpone the celebration, but we are looking forward to a fantastic salute in 2022” said Charles Ewing, Memphis in May International Festival Board Chair, “We’re grateful for the support and cooperation from officials with the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, D.C., the many government officials and ministries in Accra, Ghana, and all of our friends and partners in Ghana as we all work together through the unprecedented challenges of this global pandemic.”
The festival plans to present the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in mid-May this year.