Somali Week

Somali Week is the Minnesota Somali community’s largest celebration of the year. Consisting of the Somali Independence Day Festival, Xasuuso (Remember) 1960 and a soccer tournament, Somali Week is a week-long event from June 29 to July 6 hosted in various locations across the Twin Cities. Over the years, this event has grown from one block with 5,000-8,000 participants, to three blocks with a diverse crowd of over 40,000 participants. Somali Week is hosted by Ka Joog, a nationally-recognized Somali-American nonprofit organization tailored towards enriching the lives of Somali-American youth by utilizing the positive elements of education, mentoring, employment and the arts. Seward Co-op is a proud sponsor of Ka Joog.