Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday- Joe Biden

President of America, has made Juneteenth an official federal holiday in the whole of the United States of America.

disclosed this immediately he signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into Law just few minutes ago.

This holiday which declared one of the greatest honors of his presidency is established in a bid to commemorating emancipation of the enslaved in the United States of America.

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According to Oxford, it is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

This holiday was signed to law two days to the remembrance of end of slavery as it is annually celebrated June 19.

 

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