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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Notable celebrations in the month of June

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Caribbean American Heritage Month recognizes the importance of Caribbean history and culture of the United States.

June 2: On this date in 1924, Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act. This granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States. However some states still barred Native Americans from voting until 1957.

June 12: Loving Day is the anniversary of a Supreme Court decision in the case of Loving v. Virginia, which struck down 16 state bans on interracial marriage in on this date in 1967.

June 13: The National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates Puerto Rican accomplishments and contributions through festivities planned across the country.

June 14: Flag Day (USA) commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on this date in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution stated, “Resolved, that the flag of thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternated red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

June 19: Celebrated nationwide, Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of slaves in Texas with celebrations dating back to 1866.

June 20: Father’s Day honor all fathers, grandfathers, great‐grandfathers, and father figures for their contributions. Also, summer begins.

June 24: Quebec National Day is a statutory public holiday covered under the Act Respecting Labour Standards. In 1977, an Order in Council by Lieutenant Governor Hugues Lapointe, on the advice of René Lévesque, declared June 24 the national holiday in Quebec.

June 27: Birthday of Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after falling ill at the age of 19 months. After meeting her first teacher and lifelong companion Anne Sullivan, she learned to read and write. Throughout her life, she became a pioneer in advocacy for those with disabilities.

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