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Juneteenth Is Now A National Holiday

President Biden has signed off on a bill making Juneteenth a national holiday.

The bill establishes June 19th as ‘Juneteenth National Independence Day”, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Biden called signing the bill “one of the greatest honors I will have as president”.

It’s the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983.

Since June 19th falls on a Saturday this year, most federal employees will get this Friday off.

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