Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the emancipation of African American slaves. Originating in Galveston, Texas, in 1866, it has been celebrated annually on June... Wikipedia

  • Also called:  Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day (TX)
  • Observed by:  United States
  • Significance:  Emancipation of slaves in areas in rebellion against the Union
  • Observances:  African American history, culture and progress
  • Date:  June 19
  • date:  June 19
  • Frequency:  Annual
  • First time:  June 19, 1866 (celebration), June 19, 2021 (federal holiday)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo