(AP) — A group of Black Americans living in Thailand gathered at Jamaican restaurants to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the second year the holiday was federally recognized at home in the U.S.

Juneteenth is a day Black Americans have been celebrating since the final enslaved people were told they were free in Galveston, Texas, in 1865.

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Restaurant owner Collin Clifford McKoy hosted the Juneteenth dinner for the second year in a row. He said finding community is important far from home.

The group also organized a silent movie screening of Black Panther earlier in the week to gather socially ahead of Juneteenth.

AP video shot and produced by Annika Wolters