It has been 155 years since slavery was finally ended in the United States. The annual celebration — which commemorates the date two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed that enslaved people in Texas were freed — is known as Juneteenth.

Black communities around the country celebrate the holiday with music, food, history lessons, inspirational speeches and many more activities. Still, this special day in Black history is not recognized as a national holiday. Despite advocates' efforts to mark the event as a national holiday, there has been little success.

A 93-year-old woman organized a petition last year hoping to see Juneteenth as a national holiday in 2020. But this year's celebration will still go on without the recognition.

Although the monumental day has not been recognized on a federal level, events will still continue across the country. Some of the events will be held online because of the coronavirus, and some celebrations will look to build on the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement protests. Here are some of the Juneteenth events happening around the country.