Juneteenth 2024: What is open, closed on the holiday

Juneteenth. Freedom Day. June 19. Holiday concept.

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when the last slaves in the U.S. were made aware of their freedom under the Emancipation Proclamation.

As of 2021, Juneteenth is a federal holiday, and this year it is celebrated on Wednesday. All federal agencies and most state governments will be closed on Wednesday. Some services will be available while others, such as postal delivery, will be paused to observe the holiday.

Here’s what’s open and what’s closed on the Juneteenth holiday:

Banks: Most banks will be closed on Wednesday to observe the holiday.

Government offices: Non-essential federal, state and local government offices are closed on Wednesday.

Grocery stores: Most grocery stores are staying open Wednesday. Check local stores before heading out.

Mail and package delivery services: The United States Postal Service will be closed on Wednesday. No mail or packages will be delivered. Amazon, FedEx and UPS will be open and delivering packages.

Retail stores: Most retailers will be open on Wednesday. Check local stores before heading out.

Schools: Public and private schools that are still in session may be closed on Wednesday.

Stock exchange: Financial markets are closed on Wednesday. There will be no trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq or any other trading market.

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