JUNETEENTH JUNE 20 FEDERAL HOILDAY.

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Include in the history, some notable contents, like red soda, etc.

June the Nineteenth became known as Juneteenth but it's also called Freedom Day. Not long after Memorial Day, Black Americans around the country hold Juneteenth gatherings to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation. Many gatherings specifically include red drinks and red food, but why? Red drinks on Juneteenth are an older tradition than you might think. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston Texas, Union General Gordon Granger read aloud the General Order No. 3. This document transmitted the news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the residents of Texas and freed all remaining enslaved people. It was already a month after the official end of the Civil War and two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day in 1863. It was the final order in the end of slavery in the Confederacy. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." Why do people drink Red soda on Juneteenth? So it has since become a tradition to drink red soda on Juneteenth. Many people also celebrate the day by eating red foods such as strawberry pie, red velvet cake or even barbecue meat that has been hand dyed. BBQ Sauce. Barbecue was and still is central to a Juneteenth celebration, and we wouldn’t expectBlack-Eyed Pea Salad. While Black Americans traditionally eat black-eyed peas hot on New Year’s …Watermelon Salad with Habanero-Pickled Onions and Lime Salt. If you love a little heat with your …Red Rice. “I’m a Gullah Geechee boy at heart,” explains chef Gee Smalls, owner of Virgil’s Gullah …See full list on sheknows.com un 18, 2020 · It just has to be red. Some argue that it is soul food’s official drink. The Juneteenth red drink of choice is Big Red Soda, manufactured in Waco, Texas. Red drinks are a staple at Juneteenth gatherings for African-Americans across the U.S. The color is a reminder of the red kola nuts and bissap (commonly known as hibiscus tea), which made their way to the Americas as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Cognac salutes black World War II soldiers’ love affair with the spirit and its … BBQ Sauce. Barbecue was and still is central to a Juneteenth celebration, and we wouldn’t expect …Black-Eyed Pea Salad. While Black Americans traditionally eat black-eyed peas hot on New Year’s …Watermelon Salad with Habanero-Pickled Onions and Lime Salt. If you love a little heat with your …Red Rice. “I’m a Gullah Geechee boy at heart,” explains chef Gee Smalls, owner of Virgil’s Gullah … See full list on sheknows.com

The Senate passed a bill Tuesday to establish Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States, as a national holiday.

After passing by unanimous consent, the bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where its passage is all but assured, then on to President Biden’s desk for signature into law.

Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, recognizes and marks the emancipation of formerly enslaved African Americans, commemorating the date in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom.

More than 150 years later, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., made a motion to pass the bill via unanimous consent. No other senator objected, including Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who dropped his previous objection to the bill.

While it still seems strange that having taxpayers provide federal employees paid time off is now required to celebrate the end of slavery, it is clear that there is no appetite in Congress to further discuss the matter,” Johnson said. So good.