Posted on October 16, 2020

Juneteenth to Be Recognized as Official Holiday in New York Starting Next Year

Bernadette Hogan, New York Post, October 14, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday signed legislation making Juneteenth — the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States — a recognized holiday in New York State.


“This new public holiday will serve as a day to recognize the achievements of the Black community, while also providing an important opportunity for self-reflection on the systemic injustices that our society still faces today.”

The holiday falls on June 19 and all state employees will get the day off starting next year.