All US States Celebrate Juneteenth as holiday except four
After the official recognition of Juneteenth by Governer Tom Wolf today, The Pennsylvania state would get into the list of states which commemorates the end of slavery in USA.
By recognizing Juneteenth as Holiday Pensylvania would join 45 other states and also join the District of Columbia in marking the Juneteenth as state holiday. This gesture of would leave only 4 states of USA that don’t recognize the Juneteenth as holiday: and these 4 states are Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.
Juneteenth is regarded or celebrated as a Freedom Day or the day of Emancipation around the United States. This day is celebrated in the commemoration of the abolition of the Slavery in the in June 1865 and generally speaking the for ending slavery throughout the Sourth Confederate. The term of Juneteenth is a word combined by two words June and Nineteenth.
Juneteenth: This was the day when Union Maj. Gen. Gordon announced that told the slaves of thier emancipation from slavery. On that day Gen. Granger read to the crowd saying “In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,”. This announcement came after two year when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Texas was the first state of USA which decided to make the Juneteenth as a state holiday in 1980 although people has been celebrating it informally since 1865.