Sunday, June 14, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Refugees from around the world who now make Minnesota their home will celebrate their cultures next weekend.
Twin Cities World Refugee Day will be held Saturday in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free.
Refugee musicians, dancers and poets will perform that afternoon. The event also features children's activities, food and crafts, and an immigrant resource fair.
More than 90,000 refugees have resettled in Minnesota since 1979. That includes large Somali and Hmong populations.
The United Nations created World Refugee Day. It's celebrated around the world each year on June 20.
Twin Cities World Refugee Day: http://www.tcworldrefugeeday.org