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Juneteenth Celebration Observed as a Federal Holiday

Cheddar News
Cheddar News
Today the U.S. is commemorating Juneteenth as a federal holiday for only the second time since President Biden signed it into law in June of 2021. Stock markets, banks, and schools are closed in observance of the holiday that remembers the last slaves held in the Confederacy to receive the notification of their freedom in Texas on June 19, 1865.