Celebration (Alaska festival)

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Celebration is a biennial Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultural event held in Juneau, Alaska, United States. It is sponsored and organized by the Sealaska Heritage Institute, the non-profit cultural arm of Sealaska Corporation.[1]

The event consists of a three-day program of staged and parade dancing,[2] soap berries[3] and seaweed traditional food contests,[4] a juried visual arts presentation,[5] a Native crafts market,[6] and lectures or workshops.

Celebration was first held in 1982. It is now the largest cultural event in Alaska.[7]

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  1. ^ "Celebration 2010 Begin Wednesday". Juneau Empire. Juneau, Alaska. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Casey Kelly (4 June 2010). "Celebration 2010 begins with grand entrance procession". Juneau, Alaska. Coast Alaska. KTOO.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  3. ^ Ed Schoenfeld (9 June 2010). "Soapberries whipped up in Celebration contest". Juneau, Alaska. Coast Alaska. KTOO.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  4. ^ Ed Schoenfeld (1 June 2010). "Celebration 2010 features traditional food contests". Juneau, Alaska. Coast Alaska. KTOO.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  5. ^ Matt Miller (11 June 2008). "Juried competition celebrates Native artists". Juneau, Alaska. Coast Alaska. KTOO.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  6. ^ Ed Schoenfeld (14 June 2010). "Market attracts noted Alaska Native artists". Juneau, Alaska. Coast Alaska. KTOO.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  7. ^ "What is Celebration?" (Press release). Sealaska Heritage Institute. June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 58°18′00″N 134°24′27″W / 58.30000°N 134.40750°W / 58.30000; -134.40750