World Refugee Day is an internationally-celebrated cultural event that has become a tradition for thousands of residents in Boise. It is unique in that it showcases the cultures of individuals from around the world, but also acts as an educational tool to help Boiseans learn more about their new neighbors and the plight of refugees worldwide. Because the populations coming to Idaho are often minority groups, World Refugee Day is an opportunity to learn about lesser known people and their traditions, and to gain an appreciation for where they are coming from. It is through celebrations like this that fear and ignorance are countered and a more welcoming community is formed.
Boise will celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 17th!