Brooklyn Park is one of the most culturally rich areas in the Midwest with more than one-fifth of its residents having been born in other countries. The unexpected cultural richness is what makes Brooklyn Park a vibrant city.
One of our Brooklyn Park 2025 goals is United Community. Through this goal, we are striving to connect neighbors to understand and celebrate our unique cultures. We will also ensure our community’s activities, events and services are inclusive, multi-cultural and accessible.
Throughout the year, we will share different events with you, whether it’s through our Recreation and Parks department’s “Celebrate Brooklyn Park” series or through other avenues, to embrace our diverse community.
We want to learn more about your cultural community celebrations! If you’d like to share information about your favorite holidays or are hosting a community event, please send an email to email@example.com.
Liberia, which means “land of the free,” was the first nation on the African continent to gain its independence on July 26, 1847 from the United States of America, which is why Liberian Independence Day is celebrated on July 26.
With a constitution modeled after the U.S. Constitution in 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts was elected Liberia’s first president.
Happy Liberian Independence Day!
Brooklyn Park is proud to be the home of the largest population of Liberians outside of the Republic of Liberia and recognizes the rich and strong community that makes our City a thriving, vibrant, and diverse community.
Liberia’s Independence Day is a day to honor and highlight the current and historical relationship between the United States and Liberia, and the vital contributions Liberians make to the United States, to Minnesota and to Brooklyn Park
Did you know?
- Monrovia, Liberia’s capital; is named in honor of U.S. President James Monroe.
The current president of Liberia is George Weah, who was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995.
The Liberian flag is based on the flag of the United States and was adopted on July 26th 1847. It has 11 horizontal red stripes representing the 11 men who signed the Liberian Declaration of Independence. The single star represents African freedom.