Juneteenth.OMG, I Had No Clue!
Hello everyone, hope you are all doing fabulous.
This article is to laugh at my ignorance and to empower others.
So, yesterday, my girlfriend ended her text message with - 'Have a great weekend and I am so looking forward to my Juneteenth day.'
Now, in my mind, I had no clue that such a word - Juneteenth - existed, much less to mean something. I thought she was just being her usual comical self and just misspelling words as she usually does.
However, I had to delve into some research on the word...BECAUSE, as soon as I turned on my computer, my calendar, 'reminded' me about 'Juneteenth Day'...OK, this got my attention...what on earth is Juneteenth Day?
So...went to dear Uncle G and searched...found this from Wikipedia:
'Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and ... The name of the observance is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration.'
I was educated in an instant. I had no clue.
Of course, I decided to share this with the community, just in case there are others like me who need to know that Juneteenth is not a misspelling TODAY - June 19th - but indeed a celebration of history.
I hope you found this informative as I did and enjoyed sharing it.
Have a great day and weekend ahead.