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Cherokee National Holiday in USA in 2021
Brian “Blue Jay” Littlejohn, of the Cherokee nation, plays a drum with his grandson Kyler during a Native American Heritage Month Celebration. Image by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman

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Summary
The holiday has been observed annually on Labor Day weekend since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution.

Cherokee National Holiday in USA in 2021

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has announced that the 69th Annual Cherokee National Holiday will be a hybrid celebration featuring both virtual and limited, smaller-scale in-person events.

This year’s Holiday celebrates the Cherokee language and bicentennial of Sequoyah’s syllabary.

The Cherokee National Holiday commemorates the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution on September 6th 1839, which reestablished the tribe’s government in Indian Territory after forced removal from the Cherokees’ original homelands in the Southeast.

Traditionally, the Cherokee National Holiday draws more than 100,000 visitors from both Oklahoma and out of state on Labor Day weekend.

The Cherokee Nation is the largest of three Cherokee federally recognized tribes in the United States.

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