Juneteenth: When is the federal holiday ‘Juneteenth’, why is this day celebrated in the US, which started from Texas

Juneteenth 2024: ‘Juneteenth’ is celebrated as a federal holiday on June 19 in America. It is a day that symbolizes the liberation of enslaved black Americans. It became a federal holiday in the US in 2021 after a bill was signed by President Joe Biden. Texas was the first to declare Juneteenth a state holiday. Now this day is celebrated with great pomp all over America as Freedom Day. Recently, a concert was also organized to celebrate it at the White House, where President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participated. Juneteenth Day 2024: To be celebrated to commemorate the freedom of the last African American slaves in Texas Juneteenth will be celebrated across America this week. Juneteenth- is a combination of the words June and 19th, also known as Emancipation Day in America. On June 19, 1865, General Order Three was issued in Texas, notifying slaves of their freedom, even though it had been announced two and a half years earlier. Since then the day has been celebrated with various events and prayer sessions. According to a report in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, a group of former slaves in Houston purchased an emancipation park in 1872 to officially celebrate the day. 1979 Texas became the first state to declare Juneteenth a state holiday. How did Juneteenth become a federal holiday in the US?

Opal Lee, an American retired teacher and counselor from Fort Worth, campaigned vigorously for Juneteenth to be recognized as a federal holiday. She is also known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth. He campaigned by holding a symbolic march to Washington, DC, covering 14 states and 1,400 miles. He started this journey in 2016 at the age of 89. Ultimately, their campaign bore fruit, and in 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday.