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Posted in blessing of the fleet, fremantle, multicultural by freoview on October 30, 2016



The traditional and very lovely Blessing of the Fleet was held in Fremantle again today, so don’t get a fright when the fireworks go off at  4pm and 8pm today.

The Blessing was held for the first time in Freo in 1948, the year I was born, so it is pretty old. Unlike me though it is still vibrant with many young people joining in the parade to the Fishing Boat Harbour, where they board the fishing boats for a ride through the harbour.

I love the tradition of the blessing as it has become so much more than a religious event and is now a true showcase of Freo’s fantastic multiculturalism.

Roel Loopers

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  1. c4169388874778406690 said, on November 1, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Back then, it was an actual chrysanthemum flower given by
    a boy to his date, much like a corsage given for a promenade.

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