Robert E. Lee Day
|Robert E. Lee Day|
|Observed by||Southern United States|
|Next time||January 19, 2020|
|Related to||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
Robert E. Lee Day is a holiday marking the birth date of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, observed each year on January 19, Lee's birthday. Because he was a Confederate general, it is mainly celebrated in the Southern United States, particularly Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. Because of its time of year, it is sometimes associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
In Florida and Tennessee, it is celebrated on January 19. In Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi it is celebrated on or around January 19. In Georgia, it is celebrated on the 4th Friday of November.
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