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INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONS!

We've received e-mail from various locations around the world! That's right! The spirit of JUNETEENTH now extends beyond American borders. The world celebrates freedom.

The World Celebrates Juneteenth!

ITALY

 

PUERTO RICO

 

GERMANY

 

JAPAN

 

GUAM

 

 

 

 

 

Prior Years International Celebrations

CZECH REPUBLIC

         Great web page! I am a Louisiana native who lived many years as an adult in Texas (Galveston, Houston and Dallas). Now I live in Parague, the Czech Republic, where I teach English as a foreign langauge. I am using your web site to teach some of my more advanced students about Juneteenth, African American culture and American history. Thanks for a great site!

 KUWAIT

         Greetings, I would like to announce that the men and women of Ahmed Al Jaber, Air Base, Kuwait will be holding a Juneteenth celebration on June 19th. As members serving in the US Air Force in the Middle East we will bring our heritage to the desert. Our point of contact for this event is Micheal A. Breedlove, micheal_breedlov@hotmail.com. Pray that this event is a success and the spreading of the true history of the Black race is passed on. Micheal A. Breedlove,
Event Coordinator

 ITALY

         We are having a Juneteenth Celebration at Aviano Air Base in Italy. Please come out and join us. We will have gospel choirs, dj music, bands, games for adults (dominoes, cards)and children (jumping castle, jump rope, beanie baby bingo), poetry reading and a host of other activities. The festivities begin at 10:00 am and is continuous until 10:00PM. There will be food booths, vendors and art displays. Please contact me, Linda Kegler, at 001-39-0434-668406 or email me at lkegler @yahoo.com. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate the day with us.

 JAPAN

         "Juneteenth Celebration" (Misawa AB, Japan)
Daytime Activities: I. Opening Ceremonies a. Prayer b. Song--"Lift every voice and Sing" c. Reading of Winning Essay; (What is Juneteenth and Why do we celebrate it/) Note: This is a local contest among elementary, junior high, and high school students. (Awards for first prize in each category is a savings bond.) d. Develope a skit depicting events leading to the first "Juneteenth" celebration. II. Open all activities to the general public. (Food, arts & crafts, music and games). III.Closing Ceremonies Nightime Activities: IV. "Showtime at the Apollo" V. Food, Music & Dance at the TOHOKU Enlisted Club (Old School Entertainment along with D.J.Tony and D.J. Trey). This is our first time trying to put together an event such as this. Any suggestions as to our schedule of events would be highly appreciated. My e-mail adress is John_Thomas@gw5.misawa.af.mil or utori62@msa.attmil.ne.jp Thanks for a wonderful webpage. John

 SOUTH KOREA

         FROM: THE OSAN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSORICATION OSAN AIR BASE SOUTH KOREA WE ARE HAVING THE FOLLOWING TWO EVENTS: JUNETEENTH FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA & DANCE 13 JUN, OSAN OFFICER'S CLUB, 8P.M. COST: $8.00 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION OSAN AIR BASE PAVILLION, 20 JUN, 12-6 P.M. OUTDOOR EVENT, FILLED WITH SPEAKERS ON JUNETEENTH, FOOD, MUSIC, POETRY, MOMENTS IN BLK HISTORY GOSPEL CHOIR, JAZZ AND GAMES.

PURPOSE: TO EDUCATE ALL PEOPLE ON JUNETEENTH AND TO FOSTER AND ENHANCE A GREATER SINCE OF PURPOSE AND STRENGTH AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS BOTH EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT OSAN AIR BASE, S KOREA
CONTACT: CARL BRYANT, PRES AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOC PH: 011-82-333-661-4078. MIL DSN: 784-4078
EMAIL: CARL.BRYANT@OSAN.AF.MIL
NOTE: WE ARE 13 HOURS AHEAD OF EST MY MAIL ADDRESS IS: PSC 3 BX 3543, APO AP 96266

SPAIN

         The African-American Heritage Committee (Naval Station Rota Spain) is planning to host a Juneteenth celebration on 19 Jun 99. This is a first for us, and we could use some suggestions on what type of activities we can plan that are "truly appropriate" for this very important celebration. Please forward information/ ideas we can use to plan our event. Thanks!

 

GERMANY

         "I'm a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, before coming to Germany I was clueless about Juneteenth. But since being an active member, I help put together a Juneteeth Picnic for all the Fraternities and Sororities, in Germany. Now that I see your web site, I will definitly visit everyday! Knowledge is the key!"

 

GUAM

         The Black Heritage Committee of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, will be sponsoring a Juneteenth Family Celebration on June 20, 4:00 - 800 pm at Tropicana Community Activity Center. All children games and activities will be hosted by the Order of the Eastern Star. These activites inclued a "Jumping Jupiter", races, face painting, and contests. There will be a talent showcase at 4:30 pm featuring local children and adult talent. The food will be provided by the Marianas F&AM Lodge. POCs are SSgt Jureka Hightower and Lt Melissa Lacey

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