We Unitarian Universalists celebrate this federal holiday (which will be recognized on Monday, June 20, this year).
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865.
Significance: Emancipation of slaves in states in rebellion against the Union.
Observances: African American history, culture and progress.
Also called: Juneteenth National Independence Day; Jubilee Day; Emancipation Day (TX); Freedom Day; Black Independence Day