The Kigali Genocide Memorial will host the 23rd Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. More than 400 guests including international leaders, dignitaries, survivors and their families and representatives of survivor organisations will attend the ceremony on 7 April 2017.
As part of the commemoration, the Guests of Honour will lay wreaths on the burial place and light the Flame of Remembrance, Urumuri Rutazima, beginning the 100 days of mourning. The Flame of Remembrance symbolises the courage and resilience of Rwandans over the last 23 years. The commemoration period is known as Kwibuka, the Kinyarwanda word for remembrance.