Juneteenth


An American public holiday on June 19th

TRANSLATION

Juneteenth = Jedes Jahr am 19. Juni gedenken viele Amerikaner der Befreiung der Sklaven in Texas am 19. Juni 1865. Der Feiertag gilt als Anlass, auf die Bedeutung der Freiheit und die Gleichheit aller Menschen aufmerksam zu machen.

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of JUNETEENTH.

Red drinks, like strawberry soda and Texas-made Big Red pop, generally rule the JUNETEENTH bar, and link present to past.

New York Times

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Juneteenth
noun

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ORIGIN

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.

Celebrated on June 19, the word is a combination of "June" and "nineteenth". Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states.

The holiday is characterised primarily by local celebrations. Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and readings by noted African-American writers such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou.

Celebrations may include parades, rodeos, street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, park parties, historical reenactments, or Miss Juneteenth contests.

adapted from Wikipedia

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