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Residents celebrate Juneteenth in Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-20 00:05:22 –

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File – Honolulu residents gather at Kapiolani Park to celebrate June 19, 2021, as the first nationally recognized holiday in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu (KHON2) — People across the United States celebrated June 16 as the first national holiday on Saturday, June 19.

President Biden Signed the bill on Thursday, June 17th and June 19th have been marked as June 16th.

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This holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The Emancipation Proclamation released southern slaves in 1863, but did not come into force in many places until the end of the 1865 civil war.

A ceremony on Oahu was held on Saturday at Kapiolani Park. There, people praised their ancestors by dancing, storytelling, and leaving offerings.

“Celebrate in our community, look at the children and show them that we are having joy and celebration today. So the question,” Will it be bigger? ” I do not know. Maybe more people will want to celebrate that way. We hope so. It’s really important for people to celebrate. “

Popolo Project Executive Director, Akie Migren

Juneteenth is a federal holiday, but the United States Postal Service was still delivering mail because it didn’t have enough time to close.

Governor David Ige has signed a bill recognizing Hawaii’s “Juneteenth Day” as Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 16th.

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