Celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States to mark the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, the 30-year-old singer believes it should be celebrated as a National holiday.
Taylor Swift expresses why she believes Juneteenth should be a national holiday
“Happy Juneteenth! I want to thank @TheRoot and @RhapsoDani for allowing me to post this video about the significance of today, June 19th, and why it should be celebrated as a National holiday,” she tweeted.
Taylor Swift performed an emotional song about her mother’s battle with cancer during the “One World: Together at Home” live broadcast on April 19, 2020
Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day.
Taylor continued, “Personally, I’ve made the decision to give all of my employees June 19th off in honor of Freedom Day from now on, and to continue to educate myself on the history that brought us to this present moment.”
Taylor Swift announces that she has given her employees the day off to celebrate Emancipation Day
“For my family, everything that has transpired recently gives us an opportunity to reflect, listen, and reprogram any part of our lives that hasn’t been loudly and ferociously anti-racist, and to never let privilege lie dormant when it could be used to stand up for what’s right,” the artist concluded.
Did you see what Taylor Swift wore to the Golden Globe Awards in 2013? Our resident Golden Girl wore purple!
Taylor Swift in a dark plum mermaid cut dress by Donna Karan Atelier
Yep, Taylor, who is oftentimes seen on the red carpet wearing sparkly white or nude and the occasional red, chose a more grown-up red carpet look, favoring a dark plum mermaid cut gown by Donna Karan Atelier.
Taylor Swift’s stunning teardrop earrings
She capped off the outfit with an exquisite pair of teardrop earrings, and let’s just say she truly worked her look to perfection.
What do you think ladies? Loving Taylor’s plum-passionate look here or what? Or do you prefer her usual?
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013
We actually like it. She went out of her comfort zone here. Selena Gomez’s best friend obviously wanted something different (whether for herself or for her fans), and she came out really stunning.
Definitely not the squeak-clean-goody-two-shoes image anymore, but still beautiful, and might we add, a call to let everyone know she is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelorettes.
Zac Posen Silk Faille Mermaid Gown, $4,990
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