Juneteenth set to become a federal holiday in the USA

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RUDisney

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What is the date of this so called holiday?
It's June 19th.

My company started celebrating this last year as a US holiday. It marks the day that slavery truly ended in the US... 2 years after the Civil War ended.

I personally think its a good reminder of freedom and equality that is supposed to be present in the US. Hopefully, this remembrance will bring it closer to being so.
 
  • RedAngie

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    I’m glad, especially because it will irritate some people.

    I doubt it will ever become a paid holiday for me. No paid MLK, Prez, Columbus, or Vets Day in my company. We do, however, get paid holidays on Good Friday and your “birthday,” which can be taken any time in the year.
     

    mi*vida*loca

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    I’m glad, especially because it will irritate some people.

    I doubt it will ever become a paid holiday for me. No paid MLK, Prez, Columbus, or Vets Day in my company. We do, however, get paid holidays on Good Friday and your “birthday,” which can be taken any time in the year.
    I love watching the annoyed folks. 🤣🤣

    I work for a hospital and get 6 paid holidays a year. My SOs company and gets about 10 or more
    MLK, Presidents Dat, Columbus Day. You name it. He’s off.
     
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