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67th Anniversary of Karen Martyr’s Day
August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Join the Karen Community in Minnesota (KCM) for the 67th Anniversary of Karen Martyr’s Day from August 12-13 at McDonough Soccer Field. The main ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00-11:00am with a free meal served afterwards. For the remainder of the event, attendees can visit food vendors, participate in games, and observe sport tournaments. Tournaments include men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, and men’s cane ball.
Karen Martyr’s Day commemorates the death of Saw Ba U Gyi, the first president of the Karen National Union. The event is held every year on August 12 to honor Saw Ba U Gyi and those who have died or been injured fighting for the independence of the Karen. Contact Nay Htoo at 651-529-5066 or Marner Saw at 651-468-6375 for more information.
We invite local companies and organizations to support this event with a sponsorship or resource fair table! Sponsoring this important cultural event provides you with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of community members. Please read our Sponsorship Letter for more information.