Posted on October 19, 2020

Juneteenth Now a Permanent State Holiday in Virginia

Fox 5, October 14, 2020

Juneteenth is now a permanent state holiday in Virginia.

Governor Ralph Northam announced in a press conference Tuesday that he has officially signed the order he previously proposed that marks the day as a paid holiday for state employees.


“It’s time we elevate this – not just by and for some Virginians – but one acknowledged and celebrated by all of us, because that’s how important this event is,” he said. {snip}