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.How do you celebrate Juneteenth?
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 to eat on Juneteenth?
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Angela Shelf-Medearis' Jamaican-style chicken fits the Juneteenth mode of barbecuing. A corn and bean salad is a colorful addition to a Juneteenth barbecue, and easy to make ahead. Dark, leafy greens such as spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens are an excellent source of many nutrients.