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Let Freedom Ring : Juneteenth Celebrations Around Bucks County

Celebrate freedom and liberty for all at one of these local Juneteenth celebrations.

Though only officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, people have been celebrating Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery and the freedom of Black Americans, since 1865. And with each year, the celebrations are only growing from there.

The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the date of June19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and freed the last enslaved people in the U.S. Ironically, it was two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation Act. Nevertheless it was joyous news and an important day in our history! Many people, especially Black Americans, consider the date our second “independence day” and celebrate accordingly. From parades to historical reenactments, African-inspired programming, and musical performances, read on for ways to celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in and around Bucks County.


Juneteenth Celebration 2024

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in the Confederate states. It took until June 19, 1865 for Union troops to arrive in Galveston, Texas to enforce the proclamation and ensure the freedom of those people who were enslaved. Slavery as an institution did not end […]

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