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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIX
COMMERCIAL RELATIONS
Chapter 683
LEGAL HOLIDAYS; SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
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F.S. 683.21
683.21 Juneteenth Day.
(1) June 19th of each year is hereby designated “Juneteenth Day” to commemorate the traditional observance of the day the slaves in Florida were notified of the Emancipation Proclamation.
(2) The Governor may issue annually a proclamation designating June 19th as Juneteenth Day and calling on public officials, schools, private organizations, and all citizens to honor the historic significance of the day.
History.s. 1, ch. 91-252.