Every holiday has it’s traditions. Some of them are widespread, some not so much.
Fireworks for New Years and the Fourth of July. Cookouts on Memorial Day. Gift giving for Christmas.
One of my family traditions is that I always make chicken and noodles from scratch, served over mashed potatoes with Thanksgiving dinner (as a side dish, we have Turkey too). That was a specialty of my grandmother, one of my favorite things to eat when I was young and I use her recipe.
Now that we have a new national holiday to be celebrated on June 19th, it only makes sense that some traditions should be established in recognition of it. It looks like the process has already begun:
The newly-official holiday of “Juneteenth” was celebrated in many communities with gunfire and mayhem:
Follow the above link for a list of the festivities.
Also there’s this one:
Chicago is so out of control with so many violent incidents happening, that this story has been mentioned in passing in their local media.
The video at that link could be disturbing. It’s violent.
To add flavor to that last one, some genius named Richard Taite went full retard on twitter by A) mistaking the Puerto Rican flag the murdered couple were flying with a confederate flag and then B) implying that you deserve to be murdered if you fly the wrong kind of flag.
He subsequently completely deleted his twitter account in shame, but his stupidity was screenshotted for posterity.
At any rate, I can hardly wait to see what exciting events are in store for next Juneteenth.