Is Juneteenth A Federal Holiday 2021? June 19th
Recognition of Juneteenth varies across the United States. … On June 15, 2021, the Senate unanimously passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday; it subsequently passed through the House of Representatives by a 415–14 vote on June 16.
It was in 1979 that Texas became the first state to officially found Juneteenth as a certified holiday. Now, 49 states and the district separately know the day, with South Dakota as the only outlier, despite legislative efforts earlier this year.
Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth) (also known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recognition. It is honored on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.
Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth June 19 a federal holiday and U.S President Biden To Sign Bill Tomorrow Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday from 2021,The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday June 15,2021.
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday.
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Juneteenth is now an official federal holiday
June 19 is now officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Check out.
The most popular search engine Google has shared an interactive Google Doodle and honors the Juneteenth 2021 which is an annual federal holiday celebrating the liberation of Black enslaved people in the United States. Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Detroit-based guest artist Rachelle Baker.
Today’s Doodle artwork celebrates joy within the Black community, as well as the perseverance foundational to this journey toward liberation.
Doodle represents the following:
The historical Juneteenth parades to modern-day traditions
Education through storytelling,
Outdoor gatherings with family and friends, and
commemorative festivals and parades.
While Juneteenth introduces over a century and a half of progress, it also remembers Americans to continue to build a more equitable and unified nation.
Happy Juneteenth! Check out this Google Doodle.