Maryland offices to close Friday in observance of Juneteenth
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan has announced that state government agencies and offices in Maryland will be closed on Friday in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Congress has passed bipartisan legislation recognizing June 19th and Juneteenth National Independence Day. By law, whenever a national holiday falls on a Saturday, state employees observe the holiday on the preceding Friday.
“This is an important step forward for our country,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland is proud to support this legislation, and observe this new national holiday.”