State offices in Missouri will be closed Friday in honor of Juneteenth, the new national holiday commemorating the end of slavery on June 19, 1865.
The Missouri Office of Administration announced the closures Thursday, after President Biden signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday.
It’s the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King, Jr. day was established in the 1980’s.
Court will not be held Friday in Greene County Circuit Court. Any cases originally on the docket will be rescheduled for a later date.
In addition, Greene County governmental offices will be closing at noon on Friday for the holiday.