Juneteenth 28″x 40″ Vertical Banner with Pole Sleeve
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 now observed nationwide on June 19th, of each year. Dress up your Home, or business in celebration of June 19th, and display this “Juneteenth” house flag. This flag configuration is designed to be hung on a wall-mounted flagpole so that the flag may be displayed vertically.
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.
Two Group Dye Sublimated House Flags are printed in the USA on 2 ply blocker polyester fabric which allows both sides to be printed and read correctly from each side. It is a durable material that has the feel of suede with a slight amount of elasticity. Blocker fabric is more durable and fade-resistant than many other printed polyester flags and the dye sublimation process produces beautiful color resolution and incredible detail. Finished with a pole sleeve and tab. Fits any standard 5′ pole. Flag size 28″ x 40″.
*Flagpole not included.