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Spotlight on Juneteenth: The Freedom Day

By FestivalNet, posted 06/18/21 09:32:55   Category » Event Highlights
Spotlight on Juneteenth: The Freedom Day
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. President Biden recently signed it into law to honor the day as a national holiday; which many states already recognize as such.


"Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today." - Juneteenth.com


Have a look at some Juneteenth events taking place this weekend & Happy Juneteenth!


UTAH JUNETEENTH HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Juneteenth Commemoration events will be held throughout the month of June both in person and virtually in Ogden and Salt Lake City. We will hold some of our signature programs including the Mr. & Miss Juneteenth scholarship pageant, Flag Raising Ceremony, Film & Discussion, and State of Black Utah Town Hall. Our Black Business Expo will be June 26th. Attached, please find the announcement and application. Check our website for more details.


Juneteenth Heritage Festival Lousiana

The freedom day in Grambling Louisiana, known as the Juneteenth Heritage Festival brings an educational venue for enlightenment, as well as multiple events for fun, exercise, and mouth‑watering dishes. The City of Grambling partners with the Louisiana Tech Offices of Inclusion Initiatives and Multicultural Affairs, Grambling Health Community and the LSUAG Center, Primary Health Services Center, and the Louisiana Office of Wildlife and Fisheries to bring events such as Freedom Painters, Family Fun Day, Candlelight Vigil Service, and the Fishing Tournament amongst more!


WEstern Pennsylvania Juneteenth & Black Music Fest


This event is the annual WPA celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month Festival. In 2021 Pittsburgh and Allegheny county has designed Juneteenth a City and County holiday. Includes: Juneteenth Family Cookout; Black Tie Gala; Gospel Explosion; Jubilee Parade; Martin Delany Freedom Day & Black Music Festival and more!


NC Juneteenth Celebration 

Great family, multi‑ethnic event. Festival kicks off with Opening Ceremony includes pouring of the libation & presentations on origin & significance of Juneteenth. Entertainment throughout the day features local performers & national recording artists. Vendors sell merchandise, art, specialty items, crafts & delicious foods. Kid's Village has games, face painting, crafts & other fun, educational activities. Health Fair has screenings.





Pictured:
Utah Juneteenth Celebration
Learn More:
http://projectsuccessinc.org/juneteenth-2021/

 
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