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Austin observes Juneteenth

Friday, June 17, 2022 by Tai Moses

A number of city offices and public facilities will be closed Monday in observation of the Juneteenth holiday, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas. Monday closures include city rec centers, senior centers, museums and cultural centers; Austin Energy customer service and call centers; Austin Public Health testing and vaccine sites; Austin Public Library branches, Central Library and the Austin History Center. There will be no changes to trash, recycling and compost collections or the schedule of the Austin Animal Center. The Austin Monitor will also be taking the day off, returning Tuesday. Exactly one year ago today, on June 17, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth an official federal holiday. Learn more about Juneteenth, and how it’s being celebrated in Austin, here.

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