Meaning of Juneteenth in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʒuːnˈtiːnθ/


  • A holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, enslaved people were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.


Late 19th century blend of June and nineteenth.