Klaviyo Will Be Observing Juneteenth as a Global Company Holiday


Klaviyo will be observing Juneteenth as a global company holiday, starting this Friday, June 19, 2020, and then every year onward. 

We also wanted to share a bit of context behind this decision.

Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Despite the fact that the Emancipation Proclamation came into law nearly two and a half years earlier, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that the news reached Texas, freeing the enslaved people in that state. 

Juneteenth is a day of celebration in the African American community, and starting this year, it will assume its rightful status as a holiday that should and will be acknowledged across our company. 

We know that observing Juneteenth is going to look different for each of our employees. With a day off, we hope to provide the space for celebration and community, partaking in time-honored traditions, reflecting with family and friends, volunteering, supporting Black-owned businesses, or engaging in self-education. 

Regardless of what the day’s activities look like for individuals, we know our company as a whole will be better for canceling normal work activities on this Juneteenth, and every June 19th from here on out. 

If you need support, first please reference our help center. You can also reach out for support by filling out this form and we will respond ASAP. Thank you for being a Klaviyo customer!

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