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Juneteenth 2021
Wednesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 19, 2021

City of Philadelphia commemorates Juneteenth 2021

Commemorating Juneteenth—an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the U.S—with festivities, events, and programs.

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Wednesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 19, 2021

Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of the end of slavery reached Galveston, TX, one of the deepest parts of the Confederacy.

Juneteenth has been commemorated and celebrated for over 150 years by communities across the country and is deep-rooted in Philadelphia tradition. For the second time, Juneteenth is recognized as an official City of Philadelphia holiday this year. Join us for festivities, events, and programs throughout the week.


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