U.S. stock markets will remain open Friday even though President Joe Biden signed a bill that will add Juneteenth, which commemorates the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, as the 11th federal holiday.
The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act moved through Congress this week, with the House and Senate both passing it just days before the June 19th date marking the historic event. It’s the first federal holiday created since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became law in 1983.
Federal workers will observe Juneteenth on Friday this year because June 19 falls on a Saturday.
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Why are markets open?
Markets are set to remain open Friday because of how quickly the legislation passed through Congress,…