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When is Juneteenth in 2025?

Juneteenth in 2025 is on the Thursday, 19th of Jun (6/19/2025).

Juneteenth is on the 170th day of 2025. There are 195 days left in the year.

Juneteenth Facts

  • Date: Jun 19, 2025
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; parades, cookouts, educational programs, concerts, plays
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Juneteenth is an important day in U.S. history. It is celebrated annually on June 19th to commemorate the day African Americans were finally informed of their emancipation from slavery and granted full freedom in 1865 following the Civil War. It marks a meaningful moment of liberation and joy that has since grown into a nationwide holiday, with celebrations taking place all over the country and worldwide.

History of Juneteenth

African Americans had been enslaved in America for centuries without legal recognition of their rights or freedoms. On January 1st, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all enslaved people within Confederate states free forever. This meant enslaved people throughout Southern states such as Texas who were previously out of reach of Union troops were no longer bound to their masters.

However, on June 19th, 1865, the news reached Texas and other Southern states that emancipation had been declared. On this day, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston with a federal order announcing that all slaves were free. This became known as Juneteenth - the day African Americans’ bondage was finally broken.

From then on, formerly enslaved people began organizing independence day celebrations, which slowly grew into an annual tradition shared by black and white communities across America. In 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas before gradually being recognized by other states nationwide - making it a national holiday celebrated each year on June 19th.

How Juneteenth is Celebrated Today?

Today, Juneteenth is celebrated in various forms throughout the United States. Many African Americans use it to celebrate their freedom and culture by participating in parades, cookouts, educational programs, concerts, plays, and more. In cities with large Black populations, block parties or festivals are often dedicated to this special day.

In addition to these public celebrations, many African Americans also celebrate Juneteenth more personally. Families might share stories of their ancestor’s journey to freedom or gather for a special meal that honors the culture and heritage of African Americans.

At the federal level, June 19th is now an official holiday in all 50 states and some territories, although it is not recognized as a national holiday. Despite this, Juneteenth continues to become more widely known and celebrated yearly. It is seen as a celebration of freedom and an opportunity for people to reflect on the history and importance of African American culture in the United States.

Cultural Activities Associated With Juneteenth

Various cultural activities are associated with this important day - such as traditional African music, dance performances, storytelling sessions, and poetry readings. Additionally, many people chose to dress in their finest clothing as a way of honoring the pride taken by formerly enslaved people when celebrating freedom on June 19th, 1865. In recent years, many companies have also begun recognizing Juneteenth as an official holiday for their employees to promote diversity and inclusion.

Importance of Education About Juneteenth

Young people must understand and learn about the significance of this special day. So they can appreciate how far we’ve come since 1865 and recognize the importance of continuing to fight for civil rights today. Schools across America are beginning to incorporate education about Juneteenth into their curriculum, while organizations such as the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign work hard to ensure its visibility nationwide.

Ways To Show Your Support for Juneteenth

- Attend events. Many communities across the U.S. hold celebrations and events to commemorate this day. Look online for local Juneteenth events, or consider organizing your event.

- Fly the flag. Flying the American flag is a great way to show your support for Juneteenth and its important symbols. Hang a black American flag in honor of African Americans who fought for their rights, or if you can find one, display the traditional Juneteenth flag.

- Support black-owned businesses. Take this day to support your local black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Whether ordering food for a picnic or buying supplies for an event, show your support by spending money with a business owned by someone in the African American community.

-Donate to a cause. Consider donating to organizations and charities supporting black people in the U.S. or those fighting for racial justice and equality.

-Volunteer your time. Take some time to volunteer with organizations working towards the same goal as Juneteenth—freedom and justice for all African Americans. You can also offer pro bono services, help with an event, or participate in a protest.

-Celebrate the freedom by posting on social media by sharing your views via the hashtag #juneteenth

No matter what you do this Juneteenth, it’s important to take the time to recognize its importance and celebrate with respect and reverence for those who have come before us.


No matter how you choose to recognize this holiday, it’s clear that Juneteenth Day plays a significant role in recognizing African American heritage and culture - past and present. It is an opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate freedom - something we should do every day of the year.

Knowing about Juneteenth Day is especially important when the nation is in a period of reflection and striving for racial justice. As we continue to grow together as a nation, we must recognize and celebrate the importance of Juneteenth Day and use it to help create a more equitable society for all. Thank you for taking the time to learn about this special day!

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2024

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MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

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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
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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