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Hampton Virginia - City offices closed Monday for Juneteenth observance 14 June 2022 ( news )
Hampton , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
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June 14 , 2022 - City offices will close Monday , June 20 , to observe the Juneteenth holiday . Trash and recycling pickups will move to Wednesday , June 22 . Parks will remain open .
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Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African - Americans . On June 19 , 1865 , Union troops reached Texas , the last Confederate state that still had forced enslavement . It is also often observed to celebrate African - American culture . Because June 19 is on Sunday , the holiday will be observed Monday , June 20 .
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