Juneteenth is right around the corner, and not only do we want to give a rundown on the importance of this day but also share ways you can celebrate Juneteenth this year.
Juneteenth (June 19th) is also known as Freedom Day, an American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1985 – the announcement of abolition of slavery in Texas. More generally, this day commemorates the
emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former confederate states of America.
This is a day worth celebrating and discussing!
This year, as we continue to express the seriousness of the Black Lives Matter movement, we also want to encourage you to celebrate Juneteenth in a fun and fruitful way. Here are a few great ways to celebrate this special day:
1. Educate yourself: The more we know, the more we grow, and it’s important to educate ourselves on the meaning and significance of this day.
2. Make a financial contribution to a black-owned business: this initiative should not only be reserved for June 19th. Instead, we highlight its importance on June 19th, as your purchases should be geared toward black-owned businesses.
3. Have a cookout or virtual celebration: Eat, drink, and be merry! And if you want to share on your social networks, don’t forget to hashtag #Juneteenth.
4. Include your children: Teach your children about Juneteenth through a special activity, art project, documentary, or heart-to-heart talk.
Black Lives Matter, today and every day, and we encourage you to celebrate June 19 in ways that not only serve your spirit but also serve your community, too.