Jefferson Davis' Birthday in Alabama in 2021

Jefferson Davis' Birthday in Alabama in 2021

  How long until Jefferson Davis' Birthday?
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  Dates of Jefferson Davis' Birthday in Alabama
2022 Mon, Jun 6Government Holiday
2021 Mon, Jun 7Government Holiday
2020 Mon, Jun 1Government Holiday
2019 Mon, Jun 3Government Holiday
2018 Mon, Jun 4Government Holiday
  Summary
Marks the birthday of the Confederate leader in the American Civil War

When is Jefferson Davis Birthday?

Jefferson Davis Birthday is an official state holiday in Alabama on the first Monday in June.

This holiday commemorates the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.

History of Jefferson Davis Birthday

Jefferson Davis was born on June 3rd 1808 in Kentucky. He was named after Thomas Jefferson. After training at West Point, Davis joined the army before being elected to the House of Representatives in 1845. A year later, Davis resigned his seat in Congress to serve in the Mexican-American War as a colonel in command of the First Mississippi volunteers. He became a national hero for winning the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847. He returned to politics and represented Mississippi in the Senate.

Though he had expected to become the leader of the Confederate army during the American Civil War, to his surprise he made was the President of the Confederacy.

After the end of the war, Davis was captured and accused of treason. He was imprisoned at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, though he was never tried and was released after two years.

Though Davis is more admired for his military leadership than his political roles, his service to the southern states led to his birthday being commemorated in several states over the years. Nowadays, Alabama is the only state that still observes a holiday in his honor. Mississippi marks Davis' birthday but includes it in the Memorial Day celebration. In Texas, Davis' birthday is part of "Confederate Heroes Day".

Most state offices will be closed today for the holiday. Federal offices, banks and the U.S. Post Office do not mark the holiday and will be open.

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