ACERA Will Be Closed June 19 in Observation of the Juneteenth Federal Holiday


County of Alameda offices, including ACERA, will be closed on Monday, June 19, 2023 in observation of the Juneteenth federal holiday.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas with news of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation that the war was over, and that enslaved people were free throughout the nation. While celebrated in communities throughout the United States for many years, in June of 2021, Juneteenth became an official federal holiday, recognizing the end of slavery in the United States and marking a day of remembrance and celebration of Black culture and history.