Happy Juneteenth and Father’s Day !

Greetings Family !

Today we honor all of the amazing fathers. We acknowledge you because this is your day. Relax and enjoy yourselves.

Today we also celebrate Juneteenth, which is the 19th of June, thus Juneteenth. Although Juneteenth has been celebrated ever since 1865. It became a national holiday in 2021. Many have asked what is this holiday. It used to be called Freedom Day .

On January 1st, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which abolished slavery in the Confederacy, and established that all enslaved people had to be freed.

General Order #3 was read in Galveston, Texas on 19 June 1865, because Texas did not free the enslaved as they were supposed to in 1863. This General Order was enforced by the Union Army.

"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all { enslaved } are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and { enslaved } , and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer."

Celebrations of Juneteenth have commenced ever since then. It recently became a federal holiday in 2021.

Source : Juneteenth World Wide Celebration

Emancipation Day, 1913. Corpus Christi, Texas. Courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Emancipation Day Celebration band, June 19, 1900. Courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900. Courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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The Color Red

The color red is an important symbol for Juneteenth. It represents the blood that was shed during the transatlantic trade, during rebellions and the sacrifices of the enslaved. The color red is incorporated in the food and drinks during barbecues, dinners or community events. Many of us celebrate by serving our comunities. We also celebrate Juneteenth by supporting Black-owned businesses.

Common red foods seen at Juneteenth celebrations include red soda or lemonade, red velvet cake, red cupcakes, red drinks, barbecue and watermelon.

Note: Watermelon originated in Africa and is used hydration and is multI nutritional values. It tasted good !!

Source : https://divascancook.com/juneteenth-celebration-food-recipes/