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WATCH: President Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

Juneteenth is now a national holiday in the United States

The United States will soon have 11 federal holidays.
The United States will soon have 11 federal holidays.

The United States now has 11 federal holidays.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill passed by Congress, making Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday.

Juneteenth joins New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, George Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas as federal holidays.


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