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Sunday is Juneteenth federal holiday

• Observed on Monday, June 20


The nation’s newest holiday, Juneteenth, falls on Sunday, June 19, the same day as Father’s Day this year. Since it is a federal holiday, many government agencies like the post office and banks will be closed on Monday, June 20,

On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. It was passed by the House of Representatives on June 16, and President Joe Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is the eleventh American federal holiday and the first to obtain legal observance as a fede...

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