Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth and the new federal holiday will be recognized on Monday with federal, state and local offices closing.
Juneteenth, officially called Juneteenth National Independence Day,is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It originated in Galveston, Texas and has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
Because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year it will be commemorated in terms of holiday closings on Monday. All federal, state and Massachusetts municipal buildings will be closed. This includes the U.S. Postal Service, Burlington Town Hall and the Burlington Public Library. Schools will also be closed.
Some businesses may closed but are not required to do so.