Shinju Matsuri | Broome
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Living in Broome is more than just a place we call home, we also believe we’ve got the ultimate lifestyle too. Steeped in unique history, laden with cultural diversity, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, boasting the perfect tropical weather and filled with the friendliest locals – there’s no other place like Broome! Not only are we lucky enough to live here – we’re proud of it and we invite you to join us in celebrating everything we love about our vibrant town.
Shinju Matsuri is a much loved festival which encapsulates everything that is Broome, featuring an incredible kaleidoscope of artistic, crafty, musical and foodie events. Shinju Matsuri pays tribute to our heritage and culture as well as showcasing the multitude of phenomenal talent we have up here. So come on over, relax – make yourselves at home and be part of this year’s dazzling Shinju Matsuri Festival!
The annual Shinju Matsuri (Japanese for “Festival of the Pearl”) originated from three cultural festivals – Japanese Obon Matsuri, Malaysian Hari Merdeka, Independence Day from British rule in 1957, and the Chinese Hang Seng. Shinju Matsuri rekindles the excitement and romance of Broome’s early days of being a world-renowned producer of South Sea Pearls when the Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans flocked to Broome from the late 1800’s to be a part of this prosperity.
For more information go to the official Shinju Matsuri website.