Last year, Juneteenth became the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983.
ACROSS AMERICA — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
Many state and local government offices will be closed as well.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983.
Juneteenth is oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Patch employees have the day off Monday.
Some other businesses across the country may also be closed
so if you're planning to stop by one of them, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the business is open.
Some big brands are giving their employees a day off or paying them extra.