Keela, you're woken by the sound of servants rushing to and fro under the orders of Hua Tsin, yelling after each and every one of them, completely unsatisfied with their preparations for the family's outing on Freedom Day. Freedom Day, this will be your tenth since your family sent you here to Ba Sing Se. This is one of the biggest holidays in all of the Earth Kingdom, where people celebrate the fall of the Fire Nation and the triumphant return of King Kuei.
Freedom Day is a city-wide celebration full of parades of the nobles and the army, bending competitions, even fireworks supplied by Fire Nation emissaries the past couple years (under heavy guard). There is a re-enactment of the Fire Nation drill and the fall of the city, the heroics of the avatar Aang and the trumphant return of King Kuei. It is an excellent day for marriage and also a day of matchmaking, many couples will have their fortunes told over tea leaves on Freedom Day to see if they will have a happy life together.
Jun Da never made you attend the festivities before, but last night, Hua Tsin and Haidong discussed the procession over dinner and you were mentioned in the planning. They didn't talk directly to you, but you know they expect you to come. Ah Ru even followed you to your room and told you she was excited about seeing the festivities with you.
However, if you could skip this, then you could easily sneak down to Clay Street and catch up with Dash and the others.