What is open, closed on Juneteenth 2024 in South Florida

What is open, closed on Juneteenth 2024 in South Florida

Juneteenth, a federal holiday since June 2021, will be commemorated on Wednesday, June 19.

It began in Galveston, Texas, as a way to commemorate the day (June 19, 1865) when Federal troops took control of the state of Texas, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law in 1863.

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Major General Gordon Granger traveled to Galveston on June 19 and announced that the Civil War has ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed.

President Joe Biden signed the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act” into law, and it was officially recognized as a federal holiday in the U.S. on June 17, 2021.

What is closed:

  • All non-essential federal government offices.
  • Broward County government offices.
  • Local banks and credit unions

What is open:

  • Mass transit will follow regular weekday service schedules
  • Regular garbage pick-up will continue

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