The commemorative day was installed as a federal holiday June 17, 2021, after the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, and many local governments have followed since the Congressional legislation was approved. Juneteenth is a widely regarded a symbolic day to celebrate and recognize the end of slavery in the United States.Is Jan 1 a federal holiday?
New Year’s Day is a federal holiday marking the first day of the calendar year. Jan. 1, 2022, falls on Saturday. Many Americans go out to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, but events are still being...Will Juneteenth be paid holiday?
Private organizations have been adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday as well. City Council member Kevin Carrico said the Boys & Girls Clubs where he is an executive added Juneteenth as a holiday. The Jaguars did the same in 2020. Read the original version of this story from our news partners, the Florida Times-Union.