A REFRESHING cup of Starbucks coffee can instantly lift your spirits.
With June 16 being celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time, people are wondering if the popular cafe will stay open.
Is Starbucks open on June 16th?
Since this year’s June 16 falls on a Sunday, the public holiday, like any other federal holiday, will be postponed to the next Monday.
Starbucks announced that the company will remain open through June 16 to continue serving customers delicious beverages.
However, branch employees receive holiday pay to get the respect they deserve.
What are the opening and closing times on June 16th?
Starbucks opening hours vary by location, so it’s important to check your local Starbucks before heading out.
Some shops open at 6am, others at 8am and there are also branches that open at 5am or 5:30am.
Like opening times, closing times vary by location.
Certain locations close at 7:30pm, while others close at 8pm or even 9pm.
What is June 16?
Juneteenth refers to June 19, the day slavery ended in the United States in 1865.
It is observed to celebrate the end of slavery while celebrating African American culture.
As this year marked the first June 16 holiday, Starbucks employees shared their traditions and experiences regarding the holiday.
“For me, June 16 is freedom day. We rejoice in the red sodas and the BBQ and the day off, but we are here to recognize that this is a result of bondage and slavery,” shared Kionte, the district manager of a Starbucks location in Frisco, Texas .
Starbucks Vice President of Beverage R&D Diane Terry also shared her thoughts on the federal holiday with Starbucks.
“When I think of Juneteenth, it will be a moment for me to think about it,” Terry said via the company’s website.
“Not only in terms of commemorating our freedom from slavery, but also commemorating everything that’s happened in the last year — the social movement, the reckoning that’s happened around the fight for racial justice and racial equality.”
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