Other Emancipation Day Days

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Other Emancipation Day Days

Other Emancipation Day Dates


Juneteenth

http://www.juneteenth.com/

June 19

Originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865

Juneteenth is celebrated in over 150 cities in 30 states in the U.S.

Presidential Message on Juneteenth [2005] (as taken from www.juneteenth.com)

I send greetings to all Americans celebrating Juneteenth.

Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, bringing the news that the Civil War had ended and that the Emancipation Proclamation, signed over 2 years earlier, had declared all slaves to be free persons. This historic day is celebrated to remember the end of slavery. Emancipation demonstrated our country's belief in liberty and equality for every citizen, and was a profound recognition that each and every American has rights, dignity, and matchless value.

One hundred forty years later, the Juneteenth observance continues to remind us of our country's founding principles of liberty and justice for all. As we mark the anniversary of the end of servitude, we also recognize the many contributions of African Americans to our culture. African Americans have helped shape our country's character, enhanced the diversity that makes America strong, and contributed to the vitality, success, and prosperity of our Nation. Juneteenth is a day that stands for the dignity and equality of all citizens, regardless of race, so that all may share the blessings of freedom that America provides.

Laura and I send our best wishes on this special occasion. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.

GEORGE W. BUSH


Washington D.C.

http://www.dcemancipation.org/welcome.html

April 13 was celebrated for many years

April 13 through April 16 2005


Phoenix, Arizona

http://www.azcentral.com/culturesaz/afroam/afroholiday.html

Arizona celebrated Juneteenth on February 3 through February 5 2005

Temperatures too hot in summer to celebrate Juneteenth

College scholarships are given out


Richmond, Virgina

Richmond had large Emancipation Day celebrations

This picture was taken at their Emancipation Day celebration on April 3, 1905


Other Countries Celebrate Juneteenth

Accra, Ghana -- June 19, 2005

Yigo, Guam -- June 18, 2005

Lod, Israel -- June 11, 2005

Yokota Ab, Japan -- June 18, 2005

Dinsley, Tacarigua -- July 29 through Aug. 1, 2005

Taipei City, Taiwan -- June 19, 2004

Soto Cano Ab, Honduras -- held first Juneteenth June 16, 2001

NSA La Maddalena in Italy held first Juneteenth celebration June 17, 2000


Trinidad and Tobaga

Slaves in British Empire were emancipated on August 1, 1834

Emancipation Day is celebrated on August 1


Puerto Rico

Celebrated on March 22, 2005

Puerto Rico's slaves were emancipated in 1873 from various locations


Jamaica

Celebrated August 1

Emancipation Act took place on August 1, 1834

All slave children six or younger were free

All adults served as apprentices for their masters until August 1, 1838


Other Countries' Emancipation Days

May

09 Liberation Day in Czechoslovakia

May 25 African Freedom Day in Zimbabwe

May 25 African Liberation Day in Chad, Mauritania, Zambia

June

04 Emancipation Day in Tonga

05 Liberation Day in Seychelles

July

13 National Liberation Day in Togo

August

01 Emancipation Day in Granada

01 Freedom Day in Guyana

04 Freedom Day in Guyana

06 Emancipation Day in Bahamas

23 Liberation Days (2 days) in Romania

27 Liberation Day in Hong Kong

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