Juneteenth is an official national holiday, declared by President Biden in 2021. This was a widely popular holiday celebrated in many U.S. states and other countries who also observe Juneteenth celebrations. Events are often held near June 19th, usually on the nearest weekend, to celebrate equal rights and freedom for all people.
Observed across America, Juneteenth celebrates American freedom and culture. Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day and Freedom Day, is observed annually on June 19th to commemorate the date in 1865 when all slaves were declared free. Juneteenth celebrates the freedom and the fundamental truth that all people are created equal and that liberty is the right of everyone in America.
Official National U.S. Holiday
President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act and made the day a federal holiday. The law was immediately enacted just in time for the June 19th to be celebrated in 2021.