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69th Anniversary of Karen Martyr’s Day
August 10 - August 11
Join us and the whole Minnesota Karen community to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of Karen Martyr’s Day on Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th, 2019. There will be a main ceremony on Saturday morning, sports competitions throughout both days, plenty of food vendors, and more!
This year, the event will be held at Hazelwood Park in Maplewood, MN.
Karen Martyr’s Day is officially on August 12 and commemorates the anniversary of the death of Saw Ba U Gyi (the first president of the Karen National Union) in 1950. Others who have fought for the Karen are also honored in remembrance of the Karen resistance.
More detailed information in the flyer below:
There are two parking lots to the park. One on the North side and the other on the South side of the park. Another parking lot is located at Community Dental Care. (See the photo to the right)
Please keep in mind that event parking is $10. Cash accepted only. The event itself is free.
Parking at the 1st Evangelical Church is for volunteers only.
Volunteers please be aware that on Sunday there is no parking at the church from the morning until 1pm CT.