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Juneteenth

June 19, 2022

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 19 of June, repeating indefinitely

Juneteenth

When:
June 19

Where:
USA

First occurrence:
1866

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The date June 19 1865 was when the slaves in Texas got their freedom. And the rest of the USA followed after that.

The name Juneteenth is a shortened form of “June nineteenth”.

In June 2021 Juneteenth became a recognized federal holiday when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

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June 19, 2022
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