Robert E. Lee's Birthday in Alabama in 2020

Robert E. Lee's Birthday in Alabama in 2020
Robert E Lee Memorial Monument in Richmond, Virginia
  How long until Robert E. Lee's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 93 days.
  Dates of Robert E. Lee's Birthday in Alabama
2021 Mon, Jan 18Government Holiday
2020 Mon, Jan 20Government Holiday
2019 Mon, Jan 21Government Holiday
2018 Mon, Jan 15Government Holiday
2017 Mon, Jan 16Government Holiday
  Summary
Marking the birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1807

When is Robert E. Lee's Birthday?

This state holiday is observed on the third Monday in January.

Mississippi and Alabama are the only two states that celebrate Lee's birthday on the same day as Martin Luther King Day. Arkansas separated the holidays in 2017 and no longer observes this day as a state holiday.

Georgia observed this holiday on the Day after Thanksgiving. Since 2016, it has been named by Georgia as 'State Holiday', removing any reference to Robert E. Lee.

History of Robert E. Lee's Birthday

Robert E. Lee was born on 19 January 1807 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Major General Henry Lee III, Governor of Virginia, and his second wife, Anne Hill Carter.

Lee was a career soldier, who rose through the ranks after West Point to be the commander of the Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.

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