Juneteenth Day: June is regarded as the Pride Month, celebrating LGBTQ. Today i.e., June 19th, 2020, the US completes 155 years of freedom from slavery. You might want to wish this auspicious day but there are confusions regarding how to wish, Do you Say Happy Juneteenth Day? Is It Appropriate?
Amid the current situation of protests in the US regarding the Black Lives Matter movement to end cruelty against African-Americans, the entire nation joins hands in hands to celebrate the end of slavery.
The pride day is usually celebrated with big parties and functions but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected the situation drastically. All such events have been terminated in an attempt to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Its Juneteeth Day today, do you say Happy Juneteenth Day? And if you haven’t heard the term Juneteenth, then read the meaning below.
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What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth falls on June 19th annually and the day is celebrated to mark the end of slavery in the United States of America.
The then President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation Act on 1st January 1863. After two years, the African-Americans were granted freedom according to the act.
On June 19th, 1865, all the Blacks claimed their long-waited freedom to roam, eat, purchase land, and everything else a ‘White’ man could do. More than 1800 soldiers arrived in Texas to free the enslaved people.
After that moment, people started celebrating Juneteeth Day each year with different styles and festivities. Read what to say on Juneteenth Day? Do you Say ‘Happy Juneteenth Day’? And What should you say on Juneteenth Day 2020?
Do You Say Happy Juneteenth Day? Is It Appropriate?
Yes, you can say ‘Happy Juneteenth Day’. It is the only appropriate way to say it.
Twitterati has acknowledged the term ‘Happy Juneteenth Day’ as the right way to say it. Take a look:-
Happy Juneteenth. Pay a Black person today. Support thier art. Buy their work. And then when the day ends, do it again tomorrow.
— simi (@simimoonlight) June 19, 2020
also today is Juneteenth and the fight for equal rights is still incredibly prevelant. we are far from a world in which individuals are equal under the law, and still see the horrifying impact that slavery had on our country to this day. keep raising your voices!
— maia (@mxmtoon) June 19, 2020
I have mixed feelings about Juneteeth. On the one hand, people are learning about our history and my job gave me the day off
On the other hand, now that white people know about it, you know kente cloth sheets are gonna be half off next year at Targets “Juneteenth Sale-a-bration”
— michaelharriot (@michaelharriot) June 19, 2020
The day slaves were freed from their DEMOCRAT masters
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) June 19, 2020
We just introduced legislation to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday. June 19, 1865 marks the day all enslaved people learned of their emancipation. Without question, it should be recognized with the respect of a federal holiday. #Juneteenth2020
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) June 19, 2020
As easy as it may sound to you, ‘Happy Juneteenth’ has required a lot of hard work and efforts to bring justice to the enslaved people.
What to Say On Juneteenth Day?
Say Happy Juneteenth Day. Wishes & Quotes will be added shortly.
Juneteenth Day Celebrations
Just like Christmas or Halloween, Juneteenth Day is also celebrated in a similar style.
Different styles have been employed over the years for celebrating the ‘freedom day’. The areas populated densely with African-Americans celebrated with marches and parades; others by organizing a small family gathering and drinking liquor, barbecuing steaks, etc.
However, this year the environment has changed drastically by the deaths of several Black people in the States. Juneteenth Day 2020 will possibly be celebrated along with the BLM movement.
Stay tuned with TCD for more information on Juneteenth & Pride Month 2020.