Robert E. Lee Day facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRobert E. Lee Day
Robert E. Lee in 1870
|Also called||Lee's Birthday|
|Significance||Confederate General in Chief's birthday|
|Date||Third Monday in January|
|2020 date||January 20|
|2021 date||January 18|
|2022 date||January 17|
It has been celebrated it on Lee's Birthday (January 19) in Tennessee, Florida (where by and large it is not observed) and in Texas as Confederate Heroes Day.
Arkansas combined the observance of Robert E. Lee Day with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1985, after two years of requiring state employees to select between the two holidays or their own birthday as a day off from work. In 2017, it passed a law removing General Lee's name from the January holiday and instead establishing a state memorial day on the second Saturday of October in honor of Lee. In 2000 Virginia experimented with splitting Lee–Jackson–King Day into a separate Lee–Jackson Day on the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dropping the latter in 2020. Georgia formerly called the Friday after Thanksgiving Robert E. Lee Day; now it is only an unnamed paid holiday.
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