BGRS adds Juneteenth as a federal holiday for US employees

Feb 14 | 2022

BGRS has declared Juneteenth, 19 July, also known as Emancipation Day, as a paid company holiday. All BGRS US offices will be closed in observance of the newest federal holiday that was introduced by President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of African-American slaves in the United States. It marks the anniversary of Texas, the last state with institutional slavery, proclaiming freedom for all slaves.

For more information on Juneteenth, click here.