Picnics, music, and tales spotlight the day
WISCASSET – Wiscasset residents shall be commemorating their first Juneteenth on Wiscasset’s Frequent, Sunday, June 19 from 1 to three p.m with an off-the-cuff BYO picnic, music, and storytelling. Within the custom of Juneteenth celebrations across the nation, it’s a day of sharing tales and meals, embracing family members, and by no means forgetting that the value of freedom is excessive and expensive.
Juneteenth started in 1866, a yr after federal troops marched into Galveston, Texas, asserting that every one enslaved individuals had been free. This was greater than two years after Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that slaves in Accomplice states can be free. The day grew to become a “Jubilee Day” of celebration by newly freed African People in Texas and, with migration, was shortly embraced in different states.
Juneteenth is now celebrated all through the U.S. with household gatherings, prayer, music, and remembrance of the arduous fought wrestle for emancipation. In Maine, Juneteenth grew to become an official state vacation in 2021, the identical yr the U.S. designated the day, June 19, a federal vacation. Each holidays are being celebrated in 2022 for the primary time.
Everyone seems to be welcome to come back to the Frequent and rejoice our shared humanity collectively. Wiscasset Juneteenth attendees are inspired to deliver tales about heritage, pivotal moments, private historical past, misplaced family members, new births, and no matter makes your coronary heart full and for which you’re grateful.
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