Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Deriving its name from combining "June" and "nineteenth", it is celebrated on the... Wikipedia

  • Also called:  Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day (TX), Freedom Day, Black Independence Day
  • Observed by:  United States
  • Significance:  Emancipation of slaves in the United States
  • Celebrations:  Festivals, partying, parades, church services
  • Observances:  African-American history, culture, and progress
  • Date:  June 19
  • date:  June 19
  • Frequency:  Annually
  • First time:  June 19, 1866 (celebration), June 19, 2021 (federal holiday)
  • Started by:  Early celebrations were held by Christian churches and the Freedmen's Bureau
  • Related to:  Emancipation Day, Honor America Days
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo