Juneteenth events in Salt Lake County to look forward to
SALT LAKE CITY – The June thenth has been officially declared a federal holiday and Salt Lake City will have several events to celebrate. The holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
President Biden signed the bill on Tuesday, declaring June 19th National Independence Day in June. Following President Biden’s leadership, Utah Governor Spencer Cox recognized the juneteenth at the state level.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.
We recognize that progress remains to be made in ensuring racial justice for all. That’s why we’re declaring June 19 in Utah to be Juneteenth. # OneUtah pic.twitter.com/AR8zxrGcn1
– Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) June 17, 2021
The government has the power to make it a public holiday through a proclamation, but a Senate spokesman said the proclamation would have to be declared every year thereafter.
Some shops will remain open on Juneteenth
Although June th is a federal holiday, some agencies will still be open. The United States Postal Service (USPS) will also remain open.
In a statement, USPS said, “It is not possible to shut down the postal service to allow compliance for the next 24-48 hours.” USPS is vital to the country’s infrastructure and people depend on its services to receive mail.
“Closing our operations without reasonable deadlines would lead to operational disruptions and do our customers and those who rely on us a disservice. Because of this, the postal service will be operational on June 18-19, 2021 on a normal schedule, serving our customers to the best of their ability, “continued USPS.
Some civil servants will also have to work.
In addition, the federal courts in Utah will be open for appointments and prison transports. These could not be canceled at short notice when President Biden signed the law on Thursday.
The United States Utah Prosecutor’s Office said canceling these appointments could undermine people’s constitutional rights.
Events in Juniteenth in Salt Lake County
The Black Cultural Center, along with the University of Utah, announced events for people of Salt Lake County to attend to celebrate June 10th.
Juneteenth in Utah this weekend is packed with events. Check out the pictures below to see all of the tea what’s going on! I hope see you all there! If you happen to run into the director, take a picture with him and tag the BCC and you’re in the running for an Amazon card pic.twitter.com/RwmYGFnA7a
– Black Cultural Center, University of Utah (@uofubcc) June 14, 2021
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