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Juneteenth State Holiday for Mountaineers

May 17th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Jim Justice today issued a proclamation, officially declaring Juneteenth 2023 as a State holiday in West Virginia.  Juneteenth, which is recognized on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States.  The Juneteenth State holiday this year will be observed on Monday, June 19, 2023, as a full-day holiday for all public employees of the State.