In USA celebrate the juneteenth, word combination june allusive to the month of June and nineteen to the 19th, one of the oldest celebrated days in the American country, known as the ‘Emancipation Day’.
Each 19th of June is commemorated after General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas, in 1865, where despite the abolition of slavery two years before, it was still practiced in that place and ended the Civil War and encouraged the prohibition of slavery.
annual celebration in African American communitiesbut it was in 2021 that Joe Biden, president of the United States of America turned it into federal holiday and observance.
“When making the 19th of June a federal holiday, all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history,” said the president.
Commemoration of the end of slavery and the fight for equity and justice in 50 states and Washington, of which 18 take it as a paid holiday.
juneteeth, is he twelfth federal holiday in USA and the first since 1983 with the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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