Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery by marking the day enslaved people in Texas learned they were free, is now a federal holiday. The move comes after growing support nationwide.
The holiday, observed on June 19, is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, and has been celebrated by communities across the country for more than a century. The day of celebration and reflection.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is celebrated annually on June 19th. The holiday was largely overlooked by non-Black Americans until recent years. However, it became federally-recognized in 2021 when President Joe Biden signed the law designating Juneteenth National Independence Day as a federal holiday.