Juneteenth

0619
Holiday
Date & Time
June 19, 2022
June 20, 2022
Overview

Juneteenth (June 19) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden, Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday in 2021. The holiday commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, when enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were free – more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

*In recognition of the new federal holiday, the district will be providing all employees whose duty year ends on or after June 20 an additional day off on Monday, June 20 (June 19 falls on a Sunday this year). Affected employees will not be expected to work any additional days, and their salary will not be impacted.

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