Sammy's Awakening

7 September



After laying dormant, Shinju Matsuri’s much-loved symbol is ready for his annual awakening to commence the 10 days of festivities and celebration, of Broome’s rich history and unique multicultural community. Broome’s elders and cultural leaders will introduce the event with a traditional welcome, followed by the eldest man of Chinese descent born in Broome, stepping forward to uncover Sammy’s eyes. Once woken, Sammy will dazzle the crowd with his vibrant, captivating dance signifying Shinju Matsuri is open and ready to bring all sorts of wonder to Broome.

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