Robert E. Lee's Birthday in Arkansas in 2020

Robert E. Lee's Birthday in Arkansas in 2020
Robert E Lee Memorial Monument in Richmond, Virginia

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  Dates of Robert E. Lee's Birthday in Arkansas
2017 Thu, Jan 19Government Holiday
2016 Tue, Jan 19Government Holiday
2015 Mon, Jan 19Government Holiday
Robert E. Lee's Birthday holiday is a US state holiday that marks 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 January 19th 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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