FHB Foundation 2023 activities calendar


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

10:00am. Press conference on the 2023 commemorations

Thursday, January 19

10:00am. Official launch ceremony for the 2023 commemorations, at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research

Friday, January 20th

1:00pm. Muslim service at the Grand Mosque of Yamoussoukro

Sunday January 22nd

10:30am. Thanksgiving Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace


Tuesday, February 7th

10:00am. Inaugural lecture: “Félix Houphouët-Boigny, a model for Ivorian and African youth”, by Pr Jean-Noel Loucou, at the Foundation’s Yamoussoukro headquarters.

Wednesday, February 8th

11:00am. Ceremony to award the Félix Houphouët-Boigny-UNESCO Peace Prize to the 2022 Laureate, Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Foundation’s headquarters in Yamoussoukro.


Tuesday, March 1st

10:00 am. Preparation of the touring caravan for the FHB exhibition


Wednesday, April 5th

10:00am. Public lecture on “Forced labor and its abolition”, by Dr. Alassane Diabaté, at the Université Péléforo Gon Coulibaly in Korhogo.

Saturday, April 29th

Field day for peace in Yamoussoukro: popular cross-country race, Maracana tournament, pétanque competition


Wednesday May 24 to Friday May 24

Training seminar on the culture of peace for staff of the Abengourou Regional Department of Culture and the Francophonie, by Dr Diénéba Doumbia.


Monday 19th to Saturday 24th June

23rd edition of the Open Golf de Cote d’Ivoire, with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny trophy.


Tuesday July 6 to Thursday July 8

Culture of peace training seminar in Guiglo department


Monday, August 7th

10:00am. Celebration of Independence Day

3:00pm-6:00pm. Sports activities


Friday, September 1st

9:00am-2:00pm Citizenship training seminar in the Haut-Sassandra region


Monday October 16th

10:00am. Opening of the colloquium on Houphouétisme

3pm-6pm. Conference proceedings

Tuesday, October 17th

10:00am-12:00pm. Conference proceedings

3:00pm-6:00pm. Conference proceedings

Wednesday, October 18

10am-12pm. Conference proceedings

3:00pm. Closing of the symposium

4:00pm. Final of the “Les cracks de la paix” competition, organized by Radio de la Paix

8:00pm. Official dinner. Presentation of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Research Prize


Friday, November 10th

Fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the FHB Foundation

8:00am-6:00pm. Open House

11:00am. Inauguration of the FHB Foundation Print Shop

5:00pm. Book signing at the Foundation bookshop

Wednesday, November 15th

National Day of Peace

8:00am-4:00pm. Sports activities

5:00pm. Public lecture on “Félix Houphouët-Boigny’s foreign policy” by Professor Kouadio N’Guessan at the FHB Foundation.

Friday, November 24th

Tribute to Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Dimbokro

Saturday, November 25th

Tribute to Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Toumodi


Saturday, December 2nd

Farmers pay tribute to Félix Houphouët-Boigny, at the Foundation’s Yamoussoukro headquarters

Thursday, December 7th

12:30pm. Thanksgiving mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro

4:00pm. Tribute to President Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny at Foundation headquarters in Yamoussoukro

Saturday December 16th

9pm to 6am. Grand peace concert at Place Jean-Paul II in Yamoussoukro

End of commemorations

Launching ceremony of the 2023 commemorations

9:30-10:30 am. Welcome and installation of guests

10:30-11:00 Musical entertainment

11:00-11:10 Address by the Mayor of the Commune of Yamoussoukro

11:10-11:20 Speech by the Secretary General of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research

11:20- 11:40 Screening of a film on Félix Houphouët-Boigny and the 2013 and 2014 Commemorations

11:40-11:50 Speech by the Minister-Governor of the Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro

11:50-12:15 Artistic performances

12h15-12h20 Speech by the Representative of the President of the Senate

12h20-12h45 Cocktail

12:50 pm End of the ceremony

Remember Houphouet

Twenty-eight years ago, President Félix Houphouët-Boigny left us. But for those who believe in the forces of the spirit, he is still with us. He is alive in our hearts, in our beloved country by the strong values he defended, by the generous ideas he sowed throughout his life, by the multiple actions that were inspired by them and that allowed remarkable progress in all fields.

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Commemoration of December 7

Commemoration of December 7

Thanksgiving Mass for the repose of the soul of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Date: December 7, 2019

Place: Basilica of Our Lady of Peace