Juneteenth – Celebration of Freedom and Equal Right


Juneteenth, observed June 16–19, commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers emancipated all Texas slaves

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Since 2021, Juneteenth has been a national holiday in the United States. But each state has its own rules about recognization and observation

It is a paid state holiday in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, among other places and official holiday in other states.

Some states give state workers a day off. Some stores, post offices, and other businesses may close or have limited hours

Many public transit systems follow a timetable, however modifications may occur. Large public events may affect local traffic. 

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City halls, libraries, schools and post offices exhibit banners, yard signs and flags. Business conference rooms promote the festival.

Juneteenth National Independence Day Jubilee Day Emancipation Day (TX) Freedom Day Black Independence Day

This holiday is considered the “longest running African-American holiday” and  “America's second Independence Day.”