Juneteenth National Independence Day is a US federal holiday signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 17, 2021. It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was designated in 1983. It is also a South Carolina state holiday. This means most banks and federal offices will be closed.
Juneteenth is a portmanteau word for June and nineteenth and commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.
Juneteenth 2023 will be observed on Monday, June 19, 2023. Read the Tidelines post about Juneteenth as well as activities celebrating the day by clicking here.
Trash pickup will be picked up on Monday, June 19 as usual. To see the complete trash and recycling schedule go to sipoa.org then click on Resources.
The local holiday hours for Juneteenth 2023 are as follows:
The Town of Seabrook Island Office will be closed on Monday, June 19 for the holiday. They will reopen on Tuesday, June 20, with normal hours. Check townofseabrook.org for office hours.
Vincent’s Pharmacy will be open on Monday, June 19 with normal hours.
Post and Computer Center will be open on Monday, June 19 with normal hours.
Harris Teeter will be open Monday, June 19 with normal hours.
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