BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — World Refugee Day in Boise celebrates community members from refugee backgrounds. The event, hosted by the Idaho Office for Refugees, Agency for New Americans and International Rescue Committee, will occur on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Grove Plaza.
There will be food options from around the world and dance and musical performances representing a diversity of cultural traditions thriving in Boise.
The Boise event will also feature a citizenship ceremony with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, beginning at 11 a.m.
“It’s a powerful moment to stand alongside neighbors as they reach this milestone,” said Holly Beech, Communications Manager at the Idaho Office for Refugees.
Additionally, the Magic Valley Refugee Day Celebration, hosted by the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Programs, will take place Friday at Twin Falls City Park.
Food representing eight countries will be served for free at 6 p.m. Cultural performances begin at 7 p.m.
The Boise Library! at Hillcrest will hold a community celebration for World Refugee Day from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 20. There will be storytelling by representatives originally from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ukraine, along with a community dinner.
More details can be found at idahorefugees.org.