Juneteeth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It also is known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States. Today it is recognized as a state holiday or a special day of observance in 42 states.
The Snohomish County celebration includes a barbecue, cajun cuisine, health screenings, music and dancing, entertainment and games.