Juneteenth for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, June 19.
Juneteenth is observed on June 19 each year commemorating the emancipation of the enslaved African Americans back in 1865. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on June 17, 2021.
Back on January 1st 1863 then President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in the original confederate states. On June 19th, 1865 Union Army general Gordon Granger under the General Order No. 3 enforced the freedom of enslaved people in the last held out state in the confederacy, Texas.
Days to Juneteenth 2026
Friday, June 19th is day number 170 of the 2026 calendar year with 3 years, 6 months, 20 days until Juneteenth 2026.
|Name(s):||Juneteenth, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Black Independence Day|
|When:||June 19th Annually|
Dates for Juneteenth
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Juneteenth 2021||Saturday, June 19, 2021||-529|
|Juneteenth 2022||Sunday, June 19, 2022||-164|
|Juneteenth 2023||Monday, June 19, 2023||201|
|Juneteenth 2024||Wednesday, June 19, 2024||567|
|Juneteenth 2025||Thursday, June 19, 2025||932|
|Juneteenth 2026||Friday, June 19, 2026||1297|