In photos: The inaugural Juneteenth holiday

Parades, street parties and grilling with family. The US is celebrating Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the first time in its history. On Thursday, June 17, President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day -- a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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Download festival

All the latest news, reviews and interviews from the festival in Donington Park on 8-10 June 2012. Download festival to return as 10,000-capacity test event – with moshing. Metal festival in June, operating at eighth of usual size, will be first three-day camping festival as pandemic restrictions relax. Isle of...
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Sample More Than 30 Types Of Mac And Cheese At This Epic Pennsylvania Festival This Summer

Summer just might be the most delicious of all seasons, at least this year. After all, festivals have come roaring back this summer, after an absence last year. For the cheesiest experience of the year, plan a visit to this scrumptious mac and cheese festival in Pennsylvania. You’ll be able to sample more than 30 […] The post Sample More Than 30 Types Of Mac And Cheese At This Epic Pennsylvania Festival This Summer appeared first on Only In Your State.

This weekend’s Download pilot is “100% evidence” that festivals can go ahead

This weekend’s Download pilot event is “100 per cent” evidence that festivals can go ahead this summer, according to organiser Melvin Benn. The 10,000-capacity event held over the weekend (June 18-20), saw Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Bullet For My Valentine and Enter Shikari headline as the legendary rock festival made a small-scale return for a three-day camping pilot as part of ongoing research into the safe return of live music.

Let Father's Day remain as Father's Day

I don’t believe everything I read on Facebook, just almost everything. So when I saw a post about a campaign to have “Special Person’s Day” replace Father’s Day, it was time to do some Nancy Drew style sleuthing. It didn’t take any special talents to find the scoop. All I...

No Fireworks, All Fun: Eight Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Although the Fourth of July is traditionally synonymous with fireworks, we understand that you and your family may not be ready to face large crowds just yet. If you're not ready to attend a busy firework show, or if your local community is still pressing pausing on these large-scale events, you can still commemorate the Fourth of July with some other traditions, including digging into a plate of barbecue, hosting a pool party, or planning a few family-friendly activities. To help you celebrate Independence Day, we've rounded up several ways to enjoy the holiday sans fireworks or overwhelming crowds.
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In photos: Communities across nation celebrate Juneteenth

People across the country are celebrating Juneteenth National Independence Day. President Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation making Juneteenth the newest federal holiday. Many Americans have annually commemorated the anniversary long before the official recognition. Go deeper. The Juneteenth milestone. Two branches of government haven't acted in concert this...
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Father’s day 2021: When did the tradition start and why?

Father’s Day takes place on Sunday 20 June this year and like every year, sons and daughters will be searching for the perfect gifts to mark the occasion.But when did this tradition begin and why?Father’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century as a result of the success of Mother’s Day.Anna Jarvis from West Virginia created a committee to establish a ‘Mother’s Friendship Day’ in an attempt to reunite families that had been divided during the American Civil War.Father’s day was set up as a complement to the first successful mother’s days a few years after...

Editorial: Roses and raspberries (June 20)

ROSE (roz) n. One of the most beautiful of all flowers, a symbol of fragrance and loveliness. Often given as a sign of appreciation. RASPBERRY (raz’ber’e) n. A sharp, scornful comment, criticism or rebuke; a derisive, splatting noise, often called the Bronx cheer. •ROSES to Juneteenth becoming an Oregon and...

Father’s Day By The Numbers

Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make. LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent. Every year in June, Americans honor the dads and dad-like figures in their lives on Father’s...

OPINION/LETTER: Don't forget Major General Gordon Granger's role in Juneteenth

Don't forget Major General Gordon Granger's role in Juneteenth. Recently, news media have been attentive to reporting details of the impending new federal holiday, “Juneteenth,” the 19th of June. That day, in 1865, in Galveston, Texas, a Major General of the Union Army stood on the balcony of a two story building and addressed the local population. His troops had occupied the city a few days before, and that US Army officer had thus become the most senior government official in the entire state of Texas.

One Man's Opinion: Strengthening our national holidays

The number of U.S. national holidays tends to matter more to those of us who meet and make payrolls and citizens who routinely find it more and more difficult actually reaching a human being when dealing with a local, state or federal government agency or bureaucracy. Though I strongly support...
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Random thoughts from Fathers’ Day

Well another Fathers’ Day has come and gone. Generally I don’t pay much attention to the minor holidays but my children remember and insist on doing something. I’ve been a father now for almost 20 years and a single father of two for the past 10 years. My children’s mother...