Happy Juneteenth Day 2024
Juneteenth is the combined form of June and nineteenth and it is also an unofficial American holiday. But for the state of Texas, it is a state holiday. The day is a very significant day as it is associated with the ending of slavery in the United States. Since then, the day is being celebrated all over the nation. It has given a thought or feeling to everyone that no one will be enslaved again like before. Everyone is free now and has the right to choose their way of living life.
Juneteenth is one of the oldest national commemoration day and root of which is dated back to 1865. The Juneteenth date is on the 19th of June and through the celebration of this day, everyone enjoys the ending of the time of slavery. The day has been celebrating annually on the 19th June across the country with a view to commemorating Union army general Gordon Granger. The federal order was announced on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas proclaiming that all slaves in the city of Texas are now free of slavery.
Some of the key and interesting facts about the Juneteenth are as follows:
- Juneteenth is celebrated on 19th June every year all over the United States.
- The day is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, and Liberation Day.
- It started to celebrate from 1965 on 19th June in some places and from later in some other places.
- African Americans in other states also started to celebrate the day as well within a few years.
- The celebrations have continued all over the United States into the 21st century.
- It becomes a state holiday in Texas in 1980.
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How to Celebrate Juneteenth 2024?
You will find a lot of ways to celebrate Juneteenth. After the announcement of the ending of slavery, all people started to enjoy the moment with song, dance, feasting, prayers, etc. you can also do any of these activities.
The original celebration of this day starts with prayers and singing of spirituals and so on. People also observe the day by wearing new clothes as a means of representing their newfound freedom.
Juneteenth: Freedom Day
Juneteenth day is also known in many other names. One of them is Freedom Day. Since the day is associated with the freedom of slaves, they also celebrate the day as their freedom day. The day means a lot to them.
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If we look back to the Juneteenth history, we see that President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 while the American Civil War was happening. According to the declaration, more than three million slaves became free who were living in the Confederate states. After that, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston in Texas on 19th June 1865, the residents of Texas finally learned that slavery is passed from now.
As soon as the residents know this, they started to celebrate the day with prayer, song, dance, feasting, and a lot of other fun activities. Just after the year, the first official Juneteenth celebrations took place in Texas on June 19.
Juneteenth is such a day that carries a lot of meaning in people of the United States. Slavery is actually a curse. Since it is abolished permanently through the celebration of Happy Juneteenth Day 2024, it carries a lot of significance.