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“Juneteenth” Now Official Paid City Holiday in SF (June 18, 2021)

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Friday, June 18, 2021 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Paid holiday for San Francisco City Employees employees

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Following President Biden’s declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Mayor London Breed declared by proclamation that Juneteenth will be a recognized legal holiday for all City employees.

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States and specifically commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of emancipation to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — nearly two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery.

According to a memo issued by the City of San Francisco on Thursday afternoon, the declaration takes effect immediately and the City will observe the Juneteenth holiday tomorrow, June 18, 2021.

Pursuant to the Administrative Code, when a holiday falls on a weekend, and the City observes the holiday on a weekday, City offices must remain open with minimum staffing.

As a result, this Friday, June 18, 2021 will be the observed holiday for all city employees

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Cost: FREE*
*Paid holiday for San Francisco City Employees employees
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Juneteenth
Address: San Francisco, CA