Confederate Heroes' Day in USA in 2021

Confederate Heroes' Day in USA in 2021
The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865. Reproduction of a painting by Thomas Nast Image via Granger Historical Picture Archive

  Dates of Confederate Heroes' Day in USA
2022 Jan 19, Apr 25, May 10
South CarolinaTue, May 10Government Holiday
AlabamaMon, Apr 25Government Holiday
MississippiMon, Apr 25Not A Public Holiday
TexasWed, Jan 19Government Holiday
2021 Jan 19, Apr 26, May 10
South CarolinaMon, May 10Government Holiday
AlabamaMon, Apr 26Government Holiday
MississippiMon, Apr 26Not A Public Holiday
TexasTue, Jan 19Government Holiday
2020 Jan 19, Apr 27, May 11
South CarolinaMon, May 11Government Holiday
AlabamaMon, Apr 27Government Holiday
MississippiMon, Apr 27Government Holiday
TexasSun, Jan 19Government Holiday
2019 Jan 19, Apr 22, Apr 29, May 10
South CarolinaFri, May 10Government Holiday
MississippiMon, Apr 29Not A Public Holiday
AlabamaMon, Apr 22Government Holiday
TexasSat, Jan 19Government Holiday
2018 Jan 19, Apr 23, Apr 30, May 10
South CarolinaThu, May 10Government Holiday
MississippiMon, Apr 30Government Holiday
AlabamaMon, Apr 23Government Holiday
GeorgiaMon, Apr 23Government Holiday
TexasFri, Jan 19Government Holiday
  Summary
In memory of the members of the Conderate States Army who died in combat in the Civil War
  Which regions observe Confederate Memorial Day in 2021?
  AlabamaApr 26Government Holiday
  MississippiApr 26Not A Public Holiday
  South CarolinaMay 10Government Holiday
  TexasJan 19Government Holiday

Confederate Heroes' Day in Texas

In Texas this holiday is called Confederate Heroes Day and held on January 19 each year. It has been a state holiday since 1973, when two existing state holidays: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's birthday on January 19 and the birthday of Jefferson Davis on June 3 were consolidated. In some years, it may fall on the same day as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

What is Confederate Memorial Day?

Confederate Memorial Day is observed a State Holiday in several US states on different days.

Despite the difference in what event the different dates represent, the day is intended to honour those who lost their lives in the American Civil War.

History of Confederate Memorial Day

The American Civil War was fought in the United States from April 1861 to 1865.

On April 26th 1865 Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston agreed to surrender to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.

The agreement disbanded all active Confederate forces in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, totalling 89,270 soldiers, as the largest group to surrender during the Civil War.

This effectively marked the end of the American Civil War, in which around 290,000 Confederate troops had lost their lives.

The custom of a memorial day can be traced back to the year after the war, when in the spring of 1866 the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia, passed a resolution to set aside one day annually to memorialize the Confederate war dead.

The first official celebration of Confederate Memorial Day as a public holiday was after a proclamation by the state legislature of Georgia in 1874. The lack of clarity on when to observe the holiday meant that by 1916, it was being celebrated by different states on various dates. Ten states were celebrating on June 3rd, the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Other states chose late April dates, or May 10th, which was the date when Davis was captured. In Alabama.

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