US Holiday On April 26 2023?
The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during Wednesday, 2023-04-26:
Confederate Memorial Day: [fl-le] Confederate Memorial Day is a holiday or observance day in parts of South U.S. celebrated to honor those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. This holiday is also known as Confederate Decoration Day in the State of Tennessee and Confederate Heroes Day in the State of Texas. April 26 marks the anniversary of the end of the Civil War for Georgia, for it was on this day in 1865 that Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina became official. Johnston had been in charge of Georgia’s defense, so this day marked the end of the war for Georgia. In early August 2015, Georgia's governor has removed Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's Birthday from the state calendar, replacing them with the designation "state holiday." The decision comes after public discontent with symbols honoring the Confederacy.