Several events throughout the state Monday celebrate the Juneteenth holiday.

How to celebrate Juneteenth holiday in Delaware

Jarek RutzCulture

The First State has a number of events and ceremonies to celebrate and honor the newly-established federal holiday, Juneteenth. Short for June 19, the day celebrates June 19, 1865, when Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his officers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free any remaining slaves. It was two months after the Civil War had ended, and more than …