What Holiday is Tomorrow? ( March 23, 2022)
|Holiday name||Holiday location||Holiday type|
|National Chip and Dip Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks)|
|National Near Miss Day||-||Unofficial (Nature & Environment)|
|National Melba Toast Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks)|
|Nauryz (Day 3)||Kazakhstan||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 1||Wednesday|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||January 20||Monday|
|George Washington's Birthday**||February 17||Monday|
|Memorial Day||May 25||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 3*||Friday|
Holidays and Observances in United States in 2022
|Jan 17||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Jan 17||Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Jan 17||Monday||Robert E. Lee's Birthday|
end of slavery
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”
States across the country have been recognizing the day as a holiday, or day of observance, going as far back as 1980, according to a report from The Hill. South Dakota is the only state that still does not recognize Juneteenth as either a holiday or day of observance.
Dec 18, 1865 CE: Slavery is Abolished. On December 18, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment was adopted as part of the United States Constitution. The amendment officially abolished slavery, and immediately freed more than 100,000 enslaved people, from Kentucky to Delaware.
A: Unless obligated by contract or agreement, private employers are generally not required to provide paid time off to non-exempt employees (those entitled to minimum wage and overtime) on any holiday*, including Juneteenth.
Currently, state employees get a paid day off for Juneteenth only in Texas, New York, Virginia and Washington. Forty-four other states and the District of Columbia do recognize the holiday.
In Hawaii, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday signed a bill recognizing Juneteenth, making it the second to the last state to recognize Juneteenth as an official day of remembrance. However, it is not a state holiday. That means all state workers will still need to report to work.
President Biden just signed a bill establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. The US federal holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and it is the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.
No, Good Friday and Easter Monday are not Federal Holidays. All federal holidays are non-religious (other than Christmas Day).
On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed into law Senate Bill 475 (S. 475) making “Juneteenth” a federal holiday. Because June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, the day will be observed by federal government offices on June 18, 2021.
King's birthday was finally approved as a federal holiday in 1983, and all 50 states made it a state government holiday by 2000. Officially, King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta. But the King holiday is marked every year on the third Monday in January.
Deliberately consisting of a red, white, and blue color scheme just like the American flag, the Juneteenth flag has a white star in the center, meant to represent both Texas (the Lone Star State), as well as the freedom of enslaved people in all 50 states.
In addition to the federal government recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, 49 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation recognizing it as a holiday or observance. In Texas, New York, Virginia, Washington, and Illinois, Juneteenth is an official paid holiday for state employees.
“Juneteenth is a day to celebrate that our ancestors fought to be liberated. It's a time to celebrate their power, brilliance and tenacity.” “Juneteenth is a day to celebrate that our ancestors fought to be liberated. It's a time to celebrate their power, brilliance and tenacity.”
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops' arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Mississippi Becomes Final State to Abolish Slavery.
At the beginning of 2021, there were three states left that didn't recognize Juneteenth as a holiday: North and South Dakota, and Hawaii. North Dakota and Hawaii both approved legislation to honor Juneteenth as a state holiday this year.