Definitions for juneteenthˈdʒunˈtinθ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word juneteenth
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
June 19, celebrated by African-Americans as the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865.
Origin of Juneteenth:
1935–40; b. june+nineteenth
A holiday celebrated in a number of U.S. states on June nineteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 42 of the United States.
Find a translation for the juneteenth definition in other languages:
Select another language: