Rs 158.2 Juneteenth Day

§58.2. Juneteenth Day

A. Juneteenth Day has long been recognized as a special day of celebration for the freedom of African Americans. As such, since 1865 the day has been celebrated as the day African Americans received the news of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration of this day has grown into a special day celebrating this freedom as well as a day of learning, sharing, and giving respect to the history, culture, and achievements of African Americans.

B. The third Saturday in June is recognized and designated as Juneteenth Day throughout the state of Louisiana, in honor of the day African Americans celebrate as Emancipation Day.

Acts 2003, No. 433, §1.