State holiday

Alabama Celebrates Confederate Memorial Day, SPLC Calls for Holiday Removal

State offices are closed Monday in Alabama and Mississippi for Confederate Memorial Day. Alabama and Mississippi have two more Confederate-related state holidays besides Confederate Memorial Day. Both states jointly observe Robert E. Lee Day with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, and Alabama marks the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in February. Mississippi marks Davis’s birthday on federal…

Rosa Parks Day, Supporters Calling On Lawmakers To Designate State Holiday For Civil Rights Icon

Alabama could be adding ‘Rosa Parks Day’ to its list of state holidays.  Supporters of the idea held a rally on the house chamber floor calling on law makers to designate December 1st to the late civil rights icon. If passed, the day would not be a full-fledged state holiday where state offices close. Parks was arrested on December 1,…

Alabama Still Commemorates Confed. Memorial Day

Georgia changed name last year.

The Confederate Memorial on the Capitol grounds in Mont. The state of Georgia eliminated the official holiday for “Confederate Memorial Day” last year. They officially changed the name to “State Holiday”. Alabama continues to commemorate Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday in April, today. You can see a list of the official state holidays on this Alabama Department of…