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◀︎Return to Blog List Celebrate Juneteenth with Homewise!

We invite you to celebrate Juneteenth and join us on Saturday, June 18 from noon to 11pm and Sunday, June 19 from 3 to 8pm at the Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM. Homewise is a proud Silver sponsor of the Juneteenth festival in Albuquerque. This year’s theme is Healing & Unity and the two-day celebration will highlight the freedom and culture of African Americans.

The event is free to attend and open to all, however attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.nmjuneteenth.com. The festival will feature food vendors, music, live artists, vendors, activities for kids, and more! Homewise will have a vendor table and we are excited to bring our signature homeownership advice and tips to the community.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021. Previously it was a day of observance known as “America’s second Independence Day” by many African Americans since 1866. It signifies the end of slavery as it honors the anniversary of June 19, 1865 when Union troops arrived in Texas to share news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Confederacy’s loss to the Union Army with freed slaves. The historic day was two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and several months after the Union Army won the Civil War. It is now observed nationally with celebrations, cultural activities, and education.

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