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Juneteenth is celebrated in a variety of different ways. One of the most traditional ways to celebrate it is by having a BBQ. Meats such as pork and beef are often cooked up and sometimes it is served with strawberry pop. People also fish and engage in sports such as baseball and attend rodeos.What is Juneteenth and why do we celebrate it?
Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of more than 250,000 slaves at the close of the Civil War. The holiday is based on events that occurred mainly in Texas, but it is now celebrated nationally and is recognized as a state holiday in 37 states of the United States, including New York.What countries celebrate Juneteenth?
After 1865, Juneteenth was mainly celebrated in Texas. Parks have been established on land bought by former slaves to hold Juneteenth celebrations in the Texan cities of Austin, Houston and Mexia.