June 19th, 1865 3×5 Commemorative Flag
Made of printed 100 denier polyester which is a lightweight material that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
- Lightweight, 100 denier polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- Bright colors
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Reinforced header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′
Also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, and Black Independence Day, “Juneteenth” has been widely celebrated in the state of Texas for many years, but is now a Federal Holiday and is observed nationwide on June 19th, of each year. Dress up your Home, or business in celebration of June 19th, and display this “Juneteenth” flag.
History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, Federal troops arrived in Galveston Texas bringing with them the news that all formerly enslaved people are now free. Although the news came more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, celebrations occurred all across the state of Texas and beyond. Only one year later on June 19th, 1866, the first official Juneteenth celebrations took place in Texas, and eventually, celebrations began being held in other states as well. The earliest Juneteenth observances included prayer meetings and the singing of spiritual music. The celebrants also took up the tradition of wearing new clothes to represent their newfound freedom. Juneteenth celebrations have continued into the 21st century and typically include Church services, prayer, family gatherings, picnics, festivals, speeches, educational events, and lots of music, food, and dancing.
The artwork is visible from both sides. The lettering reads right on one side only.