We used to celebrate holidays as a way to commemorate those people and events that make us who we are. Today, it seems that holidays mean little more than an excuse to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need. It certainly was not always that way.
The Southern States designated specific holidays to remember those who sacrificed all to defend their native land. Most of the Confederate holidays are now all but forgotten. It doesn’t have to be that way. Just because politicians refuse to recognize Confederate Memorial Day or Jefferson Davis’ birthday doesn’t mean The South has forgotten.
Mark your calendar and make the Confederate holidays a part of your life. Fly the Confederate flag of your choice; plan a dinner with your fellow Southerners; educate a new generation.
|JAN 19||Robert E. Lee Birthday – Confederate Heroes Day (TX)|
|JAN 21||Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Birthday|
|FEB 22||Confederate Independence Day / Founding of the C.S.A. / Jefferson Davis inaugurated|
|MAR 4||Confederate Flag Day|
|MAR 27||Confederate Day of Prayer, designated by President Jefferson Davis in 1863 as a day of “fasting, humiliation, and prayer” in the Confederate States|
|APR 26||Confederate Memorial Day in AL, FL, GA, MS|
|MAY 10||Confederate Memorial Day in NC, SC
“Stonewall” Jackson died
|MAY 30||Confederate Memorial Day in VA|
|JUN 3||Confederate Memorial Day in KY, LA, TN
Jefferson Davis Birthday
|JUL 13||Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in TN|
|OCT 12||Robert E. Lee died|
|DEC 6||Jefferson Davis died|