Juneteenth Day of Observance 2021

Juneteenth Day of Observance 2021

Recently, the US government has recognized ‘June 19’ as a federal holiday, also known as ‘Juneteenth’ Day.

What is Juneteenth

  • On June 19, slavery was abolished in America, so this day has been celebrated nationally in America. This day is also celebrated as ‘Liberation Day’ or ‘Juneteenth Independence Day’.
  • On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and declared the end of both the Civil War and slavery. Since then, Juneteenth has become a symbolic day representing freedom for African Americans.

Source – The Hindu

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