a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. （Oxford）
June 17 (Reuters) - U.S. companies scrambled to put in place policies that would allow employees to take a day off after President Joe Biden signed a bill late on Thursday to recognize June 19, or “Juneteenth”, as a federal holiday. （2021）
floating day off (floating holiday)
A paid day off can be a holiday day or any day of the year, usually a day of the employee's choice.
With Juneteenth, the first new federal holiday created in nearly four decades, falling on a weekend, some companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), have allowed U.S. employees a floating day off.
noun [ C or U ]formal /ˌræp.roʊʃˈmɑːŋ/
(especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations；an agreement reached by opposing groups or people
A win for Raisi would confirm the political demise of pragmatist politicians like Rouhani, weakened by the U.S. decision to quit the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions in a move that stifled rapprochement with the West. （Reuters/June 18, 2021）
noun [ S or U ] /ˈjuː.kər.ɪst/
the Christian ceremony based on Jesus Christ's last meal with his disciples (= the first twelve men who believed in him) or the holy bread and wine used in this ceremony （Cambridge）
The 168-55 decision to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, a holy sacrament in the Roman Catholic faith, came after two hours of debate at the virtual assembly of the United States Catholic Bishops' Conference on Thursday, in which the bishops weighed the merits of reaffirming church teachings against the possibility of sowing partisan division. （Reuters/June 18, 2021）
directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.
相反的;对立的; 不相容的； 背道而驰
The bishops in favor of drafting the document insisted on Thursday that it would not call out any individual politician by name, but the topic of Biden's social views came up repeatedly in the discussion. Biden, the second Catholic to serve as U.S. president, has alarmed many bishops by supporting same-sex marriage and abortion rights, views they say are antithetical to church doctrine. （Reuters/June 18, 2021）
an important religious ceremony in the Christian Church, such as baptism or communion （Cambridge）
"The Sacrament of Holy Communion is central to the life of practicing Catholics, and the weaponization of the Eucharist to Democratic lawmakers for their support of a woman’s safe and legal access to abortion is contradictory," they said. （Reuters/June 18, 2021）
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