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Juneteenth Independence Day will next be observed on Monday, June 20th, 2022. * * Because most Federal Employees work on a Monday to Friday schedule, when a holidays falls on a weekend the holiday is observed on the closest regular workday.Why was Juneteenth declared a national holiday in 1983?
It calls for action today,” Biden said. Juneteenth National Independence Day will become the 12th legal public holiday, including Inauguration Day, and the first new one created since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983 by then-President Ronald Reagan. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans.Is the New York Stock Exchange closed for Juneteenth?
Most federal workers will observe Juneteenth on Friday this year because June 19 falls on a Saturday. The New York Stock Exchange will not close for Juneteenth this year, but will evaluate closing markets for the holiday in 2022, according to the exchange.Do you get paid on Juneteenth Independence Day?
Many private-sector employees will also receive paid time off or special holiday pay on Juneteenth Independence Day. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans in the United States learned they were free.