Celebrating Somalia's 61st Independence Day is a large event in the Brisbane and Queensland Somali community. On 7th August from 10 am to 5.30 pm, the event shall run for FREE with registration here at Eventbrite.com.au. There is an interesting history of the event where according to officeholidays.com British Somaliland declared independence as the State of Somaliland on June 26 1960 (61 years ago) which is the Somali Independence Day. However, a new constitution was drafted a few days later when the Italian and British Somalilands unified and formed a new government.
This East African nation and culture is represented in terms of the event on this page with details on how to help at the festival and what exactly it involves with a form to get involved in their beautiful event. Stall hire enquiries should also be directed to somaliqld.com. The organisers are really keen for a large attendance so they can show the great aspects of their culture and nationality to all. While this event is relevant to Somali community members they would also like to introduce a broader section of the public to their nationality, as part of their aim is to promote cohesion or bonding between the Somali community and the general public here in Australia. According to SomaliQld pages, at the event, a variety of activities and programs are organised for all including:
Fireworks Display Cultural performances Football Tournament FREE children rides BBQ
Henna Face-painting Somali traditional food and much more
Community service and members of the public are encouraged to assist. For event safe participation, attendees must download the free, contactless, secure and convenient Check in QLD app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. For further information about the event of a general nature, please call the event manager Faysal Ahmed on 0432 015 936. While for the sports tournament manager, direct enquiries to Ahmed Abdullahi on 0422 241 850.
Held at Spanish Centre Acacia Ridge, 174 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge, QLD 4110, the Spanish Centre is a centre of Spanish culture since 1977, however, they also host other events at their venue of which SomaliQld is welcome to use their venue for the event day. It is a suitable location because it is centrally located in terms of its members and office location in Skylark Street, Inala, so the combination of venue space requirements and suitable location represents a suitable overall venue for the event.
SomaliQld is a not-for-profit organisation with 4000 plus members from the Logan and Brisbane areas. Founded in 2010, they aim to promote social bonding between Australian society and the Somali community in Queensland. On their contact/about page on their on their website, there is further details about their events and their football tournaments.
Event sponsored by:
Queensland Government along with Brisbane City Council and YMCA Acacia Ridge.