MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Juneteenth, the celebration of freedom from enslavement, will be honored at several big events across the Lowcountry Saturday. June 19, sometimes called Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, became the newest federal holiday on Thursday. The day was created in 1865 by newly freed Black men and women in Texas, after they were informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, passed two years earlier. It grew into a day of celebration nationwide, becoming a federally recognized holiday in 2021.