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When is Emancipation Day in 2024?

Emancipation Day in 2024 is on the Wednesday, 19th of Jun (6/19/2024).

Emancipation Day is on the 171th day of 2024. There are 195 days left in the year.

Emancipation Day Facts

  • Date: Jun 19, 2024
  • Regional
  • Also Called: Juneteenth
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; Feasts, barbeques, outdoor cookouts, park parties, rodeos, street fairs, and even picnics
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Texas, the state in the south-central region of the United States, is the second-largest in area and population. It would be ranked the 39th largest in the globe. Texas' economy is the second greatest in the USA, with most of its wealth emanating from agriculture, tourism, mining, and energy production. The state is a hot tourist destination for notable attractions such as Alamo and River Walk in San Antonio, the six flags amusement park, the space center in Houston, among other destinations.

What is Emancipation Day

Slavery dates back to the 16th century when the African slaves were brought to the USA by the Spanish explorers. For over a century the slavery continued until President Abraham Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. At that time, Texas was still under the control of the forces fighting for the Confederate States. After the civil war ended, the troops arrived in Galveston and were disappointed to hear that the proclamation had not yet been effected. The troops' leader, General Gordon Granger, immediately announced the emancipation from the balcony of the confederate Army headquarters. It is at that time, 250000 slaves were released by their owners. However, some chose to continue working but as paid laborers.

When is Emancipation Day in Texas?

Emancipation Day, also referred to as Juneteenth coming from the words June 19, is celebrated on June 19 every year. The day coincided with the date in 1865 when General Gordon made the announcement abolishing slavery in Texas.

Is Emancipation Day a public day in Texas?

Emancipation Day is a state holiday in Texas and a day off to the general population.

What is open or closed on Emancipation Day in Texas?

Banks, post offices, schools, most organizations, and businesses remain closed. Some stores may, however, open or have restricted opening hours. Many public transit services run as usual, but there is likely to be traffic disruption around the towns organizing public events.

Things to do on Emancipation Day in Texas

Emancipation Day is considered second America's Independence Day and the longest-running African American holiday. Various activities are organized throughout Texas to commemorate the abolishing of slavery in the state. Some former slaves, along with their descendants, sometimes make a pilgrimage to Galveston. A reenactment of what happened in 1865 is repeated at Galveston, and the emancipation proclamation is read publicly and crowned with African American folk songs. The Juneteenth flag is also hoisted and displayed with the US flag as a symbol of the fact that slavery is illegal.

You can also spend time with family and friends. Wear your best clothes and indulge in large feasts, barbeques, outdoor cookouts, park parties, rodeos, street fairs, and even picnics. It is a good opportunity to indulge in African American delicacies and the big red soda, which is a Juneteenth traditional drink.

You can take this opportunity to learn more about the slave trade and its repercussions. Educational institutions often hold lectures and exhibitions aimed at teaching African American heritage and culture. The fun part is that you might go home with free Emancipation Day t-shirts, mugs, bags, and other gifts.

Emancipation Day Observances

  • Fri
  • Jun 19, 2020
  • Sat
  • Jun 19, 2021
  • Sun
  • Jun 19, 2022
  • Mon
  • Jun 19, 2023
  • Wed
  • Jun 19, 2024

List of State Holidays of Texas in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19Confederate Heroes' Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19President's Day
SaturdaySatMar 02, 2024Mar 02Texas Independence Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Cesar Chavez Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2024Apr 21San Jacinto Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Emancipation Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
TuesdayTueAug 27, 2024Aug 27LBJ's Birthday
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04Rosh Hashanah
SaturdaySatOct 12, 2024Oct 12Yom Kippur
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Day After Thanksgiving
TuesdayTueDec 24, 2024Dec 24Christmas Eve Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2024Dec 26Day After Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day