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Juneteenth/Freedom Day (June 19) versus Emancipation Day in Canada (August 1)

When:
June 19, 2021 all day
2021-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
2021-06-20T00:00:00-04:00

Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. It is a 155-year-old day of celebration that many non-Black people in the U.S. and around the world only started to hear of recently. But this year [2021], Juneteenth has been brought to the forefront, due in large part to the recent killings of Black Americans and the ensuing anti-racism protests.

Note: Emancipation Day in Canada marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834

Resources:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/juneteenth-holiday-texas-1.5616451

https://www.thereisadayforthat.com/holidays/canada/emancipation-day

Blain, RobinJuneteenth/Freedom Day (June 19) versus Emancipation Day in Canada (August 1)