June Observances

In addition to LGBTQ+ Pride Month, there are other holidays and cultural observances we want to highlight this month. Read about the City raising Pride Flags in Goleta here.

Caribbean American Heritage Month: Caribbean American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of Caribbean Americans to the United States. This community encompasses individuals with roots in various Caribbean countries, including but not limited to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic. A proclamation making the resolution official was signed by President George W. Bush in June 2006.

Native American Citizenship Day: Signed into law on June 2, 1924 but officially celebrated every June 15th. It was on this day in 1924 that the Indian Citizenship Act by Congress granted citizenship to all American Indians born in the U.S. Native American Citizenship Day reminds us that indigenous peoples have been an integral part of our nation’s fabric since time immemorial. Let’s appreciate the vibrant traditions, languages, art, and wisdom that have shaped our society.

Juneteenth, June 19: Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.

Join us in learning, acknowledging, and honoring various cultural and awareness observances each month, creating a more inclusive and welcoming Goleta for all.