Tag: holiday

Biden to Sign Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

June 17, 2021
President Biden on Thursday signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, the day after the House voted overwhelmingly to enshrine June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.The Senate rushed the measure through with no debate earlier this week after clearing away a longstanding Republican objection,

Africa: Millions of African Muslims Mark Eid Holiday Amid Uncertain Times

May 14, 2021
Johannesburg — Eid al-Fitr is a special time of year for the nearly half of Africa’s population who are adherents of Islam. But this year’s celebration is different amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the devastation it has caused across the continent. Last year’s festival was overshadowed by lockdowns and pandemic restrictions worldwide. Some of

Trump Takes A Holiday – BillMoyers.com

December 24, 2020
Donald Trump plays a stroke as he officially opens his new multi-million pound Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 10, 2012. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP / Getty Images)December 23, 2020 The main story today was that Trump has essentially quit even pretending to govern, and instead created chaos in