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June 20, 2022
All Day
Shenandoah, TX 77381
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Juneteenth- City offices closed

Monday, June 20, 2022

City offices are closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth.  They will reopen at 8 am Tuesday, June 21. 

Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee Day,Emancipation Day,Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture.

Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.  Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas,which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.

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