#Holiday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Opal Lee (second from left) was presented with the pen Biden used to sign the bill. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Opal Lee is known for her activism around Juneteenth day
  • The 94-year-old has been a victim of white superemacy herself
  • Lee was present at the White House as Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday

.Galveston, TX, USA
Juneteenth is widely celebrated by the African-American community. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Juneteenth is observed on June 19 every year
  • It is also known as 'Emancipation Day'
  • The US Senate recently passed a bill to make the day a federal holiday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Juneteenth marks the true abolishment of slavery in the US. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The new holiday left Americans  confused about what services will be available
  • Embassies have been shut down in the country
  • Federal employees were given a day off on Friday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on Thursday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The recently signed law added a federal holiday to the US calender
  • Non-essential federal workers are given a day off on these occasions
  • States and private companies are not obligated to give holidays

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@JoeBiden)

  • The US will celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day as the 11th federal holiday
  • It commemorates the end of enslavement of African Americans
  • US Vice President Kamala Harris was also present at the signing ceremony

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
(Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The vote ended at a tally of 415-14
  • The bill is expected to land on Biden's desk on Saturday
  • If passed, it will make Juneteenth America's 11th federal holiday

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Brother's Day and Sister's Day is being celebrated in the US this year on May 2. 

.London, UK
Boris Johnson and fiancee Carried Symonds went on a holiday to an island Mustique over Christmas 2019. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • UK PM Boris Johnson is under investigation over how he paid for a luxury Caribbean holday
  • He is being investigated by the Parliamentary Commisioner for Standards
  • The probe is one of latest multiple probes into Johnson's conduct

.Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
The dog was presented with an awards for its service. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Turkmenistan celebrated a new national holiday dedicated to the Alaby, a native variety of shepherd dog
  • The dog was honoured with an awards ceremony for its service
  • President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov respected the breed as a symbol of national heritage

Acto Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor went on a trip to Goa together. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @saraalikhan95)

  • Actor Sara Ali Khan posted a reel of her and Janhvi Kapoor doing workout on their holiday trip to Goa
  • On Justin Bieber's latest song ‘Peaches’, both the actors are seen enjoying their workout session
  • Sara wrote, ‘Go with the flow, steady and slow. Kick high-squat low. That's how you'll get the golden glow’