25 Refugees to be Granted Citizenship on World Refugee Day


Time flies, and to refugees, a new year is always marked as World Refugee day draws near. This June 19 will be the third World Refugee Day celebrated in Boise, and every year something special is added. Well this year is not just going to be about performances and listening to Fidel’s poetry and wonderful speeches, or the breathtaking Nepalese and Russian dancing, but 25 refugees will also be sworn in and granted citizenship right at the Grove downtown. The naturalization ceremonies will be done at the event followed by refugee performances and speeches.

The World Refugee Day celebration in Boise will be held at the Grove downtown Boise on Saturday June 19. Refugees will be having traditional clothing and crafts for sale while the event and the Saturday market take place.

There is also one other thing that will be taking place at the same time, The Agency for New Americans has organized a march that will start at Boise High School and end at the World Refugee day event to raise awareness of war and refugees in Boise and around the world. So please! If you not doing anything on June 19, come and see how colorful your world is.