Juneteenth celebrations held in Wilmington and Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

The Delaware Juneteenth Association hosted a Freedom Parade and Festival in Wilmington Saturday.

This is the 25th anniversary for this Juneteenth observance in Delaware.

Today's festivities included live music, a bouncy house, Miss Juneteenth 2019 and plenty of food.

There was also a Juneteenth celebration at the Johnson House Historic Site in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

The street festival included exhibits, live performances, and historical re-enactments.

There was also a panel discussion to raise awareness about social issues.

The celebration event included a Children's Village complete with a petting zoo, face painting, moon bounce, arts, and crafts.
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