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Juneteenth in the United States

Juneteenth on June 19 commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas. In 2021, it became the United States' newest federal holiday.

Celebrators wave to the crowd from a float during the annual Juneteenth parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Is Juneteenth a Public Holiday?

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed a law that made Juneteenth a federal holiday. Due to the short time between the signing of the bill and implementation of the bill, many but not all federal employees will have a day off on Friday, June 18. This is because in 2021, Juneteenth falls on a Saturday.

Following the federal government's lead, many states have also declared Friday, June 18 as a holiday for non-essential state employees.

What Do People Do?

Juneteenth is an opportunity for people to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States.

A range of public, community and private events are held to celebrate Juneteenth, often on a weekend close to June 19. These include:

  • Pot luck outdoor cookouts, barbecues or picnics.
  • Baseball games.
  • Workplace lunches.
  • Rodeos.
  • Neighborhood or block parties.
  • Community flag-raising ceremonies.
  • Juneteenth displays in city halls, libraries, schools, and post offices.
  • Essay or artwork competitions for young people.
  • Presentations of community service awards.
  • The distribution of Juneteenth buttons, t-shirts, mugs, and bags.

Some people also decorate conference rooms or corridors at their workplace, and their neighborhoods and yards with Juneteenth banners, yard signs, and flags to raise awareness of the event.

Background

Slavery in the United States can be traced back to the 16th century when Spanish explorers brought African slaves with them to the New World. It lasted until the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect on January 1, 1863. On that date Texas was largely controlled by forces fighting for the Confederate States, which opposed the abolition of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived to take control of Texas and enforce the emancipation of slaves in the state. In Galveston, Texas, the newly freed slaves held large public celebrations and so laid the base for future Juneteenth activities. The word 'Juneteenth' resulted from the words 'June Nineteenth' being combined together in speech.

After 1865, Juneteenth was mainly celebrated in Texas. Parks have been established on land bought by former slaves to hold Juneteenth celebrations in the Texan cities of Austin, Houston, and Mexia. However, it is now a state holiday or observance in more than half of the US states and there is a campaign for Juneteenth to become a national holiday or observance throughout the nation. Juneteenth celebrations are also held in other countries around the world, including Ghana, Honduras, Japan, Taiwan, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Symbols

The Juneteenth flag consists of a rectangle. The lower part of the rectangle is red and the upper part is blue and it has a solid white, five-pointed star at its center. The star is surrounded by a white outline of a 12-pointed star. The Juneteenth flag is often displayed with the United States flag to symbolize that slavery is illegal.

In Texas and some other southern states, the traditional drink on Juneteenth is Big Red soda. This variety of cream soda is a sweet, soft drink flavored with orange and lemon oils and vanilla. It is available in different flavors and with or without caffeine and sugar.

Juneteenth Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCalifornia
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationDelaware
2016SatJun 18JuneteenthState ObservationMaine
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2016SatJun 18JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2016SatJun 18JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2016SatJun 18Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationVirginia
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthObservance 
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, LA
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, WI
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationIllinois, Maryland
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationIowa, Washington
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationKansas
2016SunJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationKentucky
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2016SunJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayNew York
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationOhio
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2016SunJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2016SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationWyoming
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCalifornia
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationDelaware
2017SatJun 17JuneteenthState ObservationMaine
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2017SatJun 17JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2017SatJun 17JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2017SatJun 17Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationVirginia
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthObservance 
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, LA
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, WI
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationIllinois, Maryland
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationIowa, Washington
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationKansas
2017MonJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationKentucky
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2017MonJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayNew York
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationOhio
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2017MonJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2017MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationWyoming
2017SunJun 25Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCalifornia
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationDelaware
2018SatJun 16JuneteenthState ObservationMaine
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2018SatJun 16JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2018SatJun 16JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2018SatJun 16Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationVirginia
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthObservance 
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, LA
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, WI
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationIllinois, Maryland
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationIowa, Washington
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationKansas
2018TueJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationKentucky
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2018TueJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayNew York
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationOhio
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2018TueJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2018TueJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationWyoming
2018SunJun 24Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCalifornia
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationDelaware
2019SatJun 15JuneteenthState ObservationMaine
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2019SatJun 15JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2019SatJun 15JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2019SatJun 15Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationVirginia
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthObservance 
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, LA
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, WI
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationIllinois, Maryland
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationIowa, Washington
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationKansas
2019WedJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationKentucky
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2019WedJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayNew York
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationOhio
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationPennsylvania
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2019WedJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2019WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationWyoming
2019SunJun 23Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthObservance 
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, LA
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, WI
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayDelaware
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationIllinois
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationIN, WA, WY
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState holidayIowa*
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationKansas
2020FriJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationKentucky
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth National Independence DayState holidayMaryland*
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2020FriJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNew York, Virginia
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationOhio
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationPennsylvania
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2020FriJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationTennessee
2020FriJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCalifornia
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationIdaho
2020SatJun 20JuneteenthState ObservationMaine
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2020SatJun 20JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2020SatJun 20Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2020SatJun 20JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2020SunJun 21Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2021FriJun 18Day off for JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2021FriJun 18Day off for Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayDE*, ID, IL, KY*, PA*
2021FriJun 18Day off for JuneteenthState holiday12 states
2021FriJun 18Day off for JuneteenthHalf DayLouisiana
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationCO, WA, WY
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, HI, WI
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCalifornia
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayDE*, ID, IL, KY*, PA*
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState holiday12 states
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthHalf DayLouisiana
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationMaine
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth National Independence DayState holidayDistrict of Columbia, Maryland
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNew York
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Dakota
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2021SatJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2021SatJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2022SatJun 18Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2022SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCA, DE, ID
2022SatJun 18Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2022SatJun 18JuneteenthState holidayLouisiana
2022SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2022SatJun 18JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2022SatJun 18Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2022SatJun 18Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2022SatJun 18JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, IA, IN, KS, WY
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, HI, WI
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayIllinois
2022SunJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayKentucky*
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState holidayMaine
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMaryland
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2022SunJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNJ, NY, VA, WA
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Carolina
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Dakota
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState holidayOhio*
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayPennsylvania*
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2022SunJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2022SunJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2022MonJun 20Day off for JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2022MonJun 20Day off for National Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayKentucky*
2022MonJun 20Day off for JuneteenthState holidayMaine
2022MonJun 20Day off for JuneteenthState holidayNJ, NY, VA, WA
2022MonJun 20Day off for JuneteenthState holidayOhio*
2022MonJun 20Day off for Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayPennsylvania*
2023SatJun 17Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2023SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCA, DE, ID
2023SatJun 17Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2023SatJun 17JuneteenthState holidayLouisiana
2023SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2023SatJun 17JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2023SatJun 17Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2023SatJun 17Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2023SatJun 17JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, IA, IN, KS, WY
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, HI, WI
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayIllinois
2023MonJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayKentucky*
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState holidayMaine
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMaryland
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2023MonJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNJ, NY, VA, WA
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Carolina
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Dakota
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState holidayOhio*
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayPennsylvania*
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2023MonJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2023MonJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2024SatJun 15Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2024SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCA, DE, ID
2024SatJun 15Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2024SatJun 15JuneteenthState holidayLouisiana
2024SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2024SatJun 15JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2024SatJun 15Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2024SatJun 15Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2024SatJun 15JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, IA, IN, KS, WY
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, HI, WI
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayIllinois
2024WedJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayKentucky*
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState holidayMaine
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMaryland
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2024WedJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNJ, NY, VA, WA
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Carolina
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Dakota
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState holidayOhio*
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayPennsylvania*
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2024WedJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2024WedJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, IA, IN, KS, WY
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, HI, WI
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayIllinois
2025ThuJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayKentucky*
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState holidayMaine
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMaryland
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2025ThuJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNJ, NY, VA, WA
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Carolina
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Dakota
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState holidayOhio*
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayPennsylvania*
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2025ThuJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2025ThuJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2025SatJun 21Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2025SatJun 21Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCA, DE, ID
2025SatJun 21Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2025SatJun 21JuneteenthState holidayLouisiana
2025SatJun 21Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2025SatJun 21JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2025SatJun 21Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2025SatJun 21Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2025SatJun 21JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthFederal Holiday 
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationAL, CO, IA, IN, KS, WY
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationAZ, FL, GA, HI, WI
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayIllinois
2026FriJun 19National Juneteenth Freedom DayState holidayKentucky*
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState holidayMaine
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMaryland
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayState holidayMassachusetts
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationMississippi
2026FriJun 19Emancipation DayState ObservationMissouri
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNebraska
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth DayState ObservationNevada
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNew Hampshire
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState holidayNJ, NY, VA, WA
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationNew Mexico
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Carolina
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationNorth Dakota
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState holidayOhio*
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthState ObservationOregon
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth National Freedom DayState holidayPennsylvania*
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth Independence DayObservanceRhode Island
2026FriJun 19Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom DayState ObservationSouth Carolina
2026FriJun 19JuneteenthObservanceWest Virginia
2026SatJun 20Juneteenth DayState ObservationAlaska, Arkansas
2026SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationCA, DE, ID
2026SatJun 20Juneteenth Independence DayState ObservationConnecticut
2026SatJun 20JuneteenthState holidayLouisiana
2026SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMichigan
2026SatJun 20JuneteenthState ObservationMinnesota
2026SatJun 20Juneteenth National Freedom DayState ObservationMontana, Oklahoma
2026SatJun 20Juneteenth Freedom DayState ObservationUtah
2026SatJun 20JuneteenthState ObservationVermont
* Only some parts of Iowa, Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio observe this holiday.

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.