Lee-Jackson Day is a holiday in Virginia, US. They are remembered for the Civil War, they were the Confederate Leaders of the Civil War. Their names are Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson. Some communities don’t support this day as a holiday but still, it’s a holiday in some parts of Virginia.
Many cities of Virginia decided not to observe the day. Those cities are Richmond, Hampton, Fredericksburg, Newport News, Charlottesville, Winchester, and Fairfax. It is a public holiday and off for general peoples, also schools are closed. The purpose of this holiday is to honor the Confederate leaders of the Civil War.
When is Lee-Jackson Day in 2023?
The Lee Jackson Day (Virginia) is observed on Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The day usually held on January 13 to 18. In 2023, the day will be observed on the 17th of January. Both Lee and Jackson mentioned and novels, comic books, TV series, and movies.
History of Lee-Jackson Day
It is a day to honor two Confederate leaders of the Civil War. And the day is named after them, Robert Edward Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson. General Robert E. Lee led the military and the naval force during the Civil War. Thomas Jackson led his troops around the Union Right Flank.
Lee Jackson Day Celebration
Many cities in Virginia, celebrate the Lee Jackson Day. They celebrate it with parades, luncheons, BBQ, special guest speakers. Some peoples go on a day trip, many peoples visit the Civil War monuments. The theme of this day is a controversial topic of debate against some groups.