Juneteenth the 11th Federal Holiday Celebrated Across the World
On Tuesday June 15, 2021, the U. S. Senate unanimously passed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.
The bill went to President Joe Biden desk and passed.
Juneteenth became the 11th annual federal holiday June 15, 2021.
Juneteenth a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. History has been made, let us celebrate today and for years to come.