Juneteenth follows the annual celebration of Black freedom and emancipation from slavery that was originally organized as “Jubilee Day” on June 19th . Jubilee celebrations of the past have included music, barbecues, prayer services, and other activities connected to the celebration of the end of slavery and the theme of emancipation.
In 1979, Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday with several others states following the tradition in years after. In June of 2021, Congress passed a resolution establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday; President Joe Biden signed the holiday into law on June 17, 2021. This year, 2022, the City of Healdsburg will be honoring the day and the commemoration of the emancipation of slavery. Our offices will be closed on June 20th in honor of the national holiday.
Illumination of Healdsburg Avenue Bridge Honoring Pride Month