2022 is the first time Juneteenth will be recognized as a Federal Holiday. Though Juneteenth has been celebrated for many years by the black community, it wasn’t until recently that the United States began to take notice. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Juneteenth, but one of the most popular ways is through food which is why I’ve rounded up some Vegan Juneteenth Recipes to help you come up with ideas for your spread.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has been celebrated on June 19th since 1865. The name “Juneteenth” combines the month the celebration takes place- June, with the date- the 19th.
What’s the Difference between Juneteenth and July 4th?
July 4th marks the date that America declared its independence from Great Britain. During this time, enslaved people were not free. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was approved in 1863, however it wasn’t until General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas in 1865 alongside freed black soldiers that the last of the enslaved people were given the message that they were finally free people. Thus, Juneteenth was born.
What Should I Eat for Juneteenth?
The truth is, you can eat whatever makes your soul happy. For a lot of black folks, that means a good ol’ plate of soul food complete with aaaaaallll the best recipes. In this case, all of the best vegan recipes.
In this post I’ve rounded up all of my favorite Vegan Juneteenth Recipes with soul food vibes that you can share with your family.
Juneteenth is a celebration of resiliency, independence and freedom. Fellowship with your family this year with some of my personal favorite Vegan Juneteenth Recipes that are filled with soul and will surely satisfy your family and friends!