Many of you know that Governor Cuomo set an executive order to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. Only some companies recognized the holiday and gave employees who recognize the holiday, paid time off and some didn’t. If you don’t know, what Juneteenth is it’s ok. We have you covered.
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
This week in the Governor passed legislation officially making Juneteenth a state wide holiday. The official day will of course commemorate the special meaning of the day and it will also promote self-growth and cultural respect for all.