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Juneteenth

Jun 19

Originally commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, it is now celebrated throughout the U.S. to honor African-American freedom and achievement.

Religious/ Ethnic Group: American
Traditions/ Practices: Juneteenth celebrations recognize the ongoing fight for human rights and equality and are commemorated through family cookouts, faith services, musical performances, and storytelling.

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Jun 19
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