June Holidays and Observances
The first Notable day in June this year is Children's Day on Sunday, June 13th. The day honors the children in our lives by slowing down our fast-paced lives, turning off the tech, and refocusing on the important things.Seize the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren.
On Monday June 14th we celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day is observed in the United States on June 14. It commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes of our flag, it then only had 13 stars to match its 13 stripes. Sweden, Denmark, Romania, and Argentina also celebrate their flag days in June!
Saturday June 19th is Juneteenth. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery and the achievements of African-Americans. On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud in Galveston, Texas, effectively liberating slaves in the state.
Sunday June 20th hosts two notable days this month. Father's Day falls on the 20th this year. Make sure to take the time to celebrate the father figures in your life! We also have the official beginning of Summer at 11:32pm EDT!
The first drive-in was a staple in American culture in the 1950's. Originally called the Park-In Theater, the first drive-in was the brain child of Richard Hollingshead. Hollingshead came up with the idea because his mother struggled to get comfortable in traditional theaters. He first experimented in his driveway with different projectors and speakers, then took the time to devise the ideal spacing of cars so that everyone could see.
With an initial $30,000 investment, the first drive-in theater officially opened on June 6,1933. The initial cost to attend was $0.25 per car and $0.25 per person, with a maximum charge of $1.00 per car. Hollingshead's patent was overturned in 1949 and drive-in's popped up all over the United States. At their peak, there were over 4,000 drive in theaters in the United States. These ranged from simple theaters to ones including playgrounds and restaurants.
Throughout the years, the drive-in has become more of a thing of the past with only about 325 theaters remaining in the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic certainly brought back some of their popularity, even branching out to events such as drive-in concerts. While we don't know what will happen to the drive-in moving forward, it certainly is an important part of American culture!
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