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Jefferson Davis Birthday in United States

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Jefferson Davis' Birthday, also known as Jefferson Davis Day, is a state holiday in Alabama in the United States.

Local names

Jefferson Davis BirthdayEnglish
Natalicio de Jefferson DavisSpanish
יום ההולדת "ג'פרסון דייוויסHebrew
جيفرسون ديفيس 'عيد ميلادArabic
제퍼슨 데이비스 '생일Korean
Jefferson Davis' BirthdayGerman

Jefferson Davis Birthday 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014 (Mississippi)
Monday, June 2, 2014 (local in Alabama)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (Florida)

Jefferson Davis Birthday 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015 (Mississippi)
Monday, June 1, 2015 (local in Alabama)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Florida)
List of dates for other years

Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, also known as Jefferson Davis Day, commemorates the birthday of Jefferson Davis, a Confederate leader during the American Civil War in the 1860s. It is a state holiday in Alabama on the first Monday of June each year.

Jefferson davis Birthday

Jefferson Davis' Birthday commemorates the life and work of Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederate States of America.

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What do people do?

Alabama celebrates Jefferson Davis' Birthday on the first Monday in June. In Florida it is a legal holiday on June 3. Other states, such as Kentucky, do not officially observe but informally celebrate the day. Jefferson Davis' Birthday is combined with Memorial Day in Mississippi on the last Monday of May.

Events include reunions for associations linked with Jefferson Davis and the crowning of “Miss Confederacy” at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Kentucky, where a concrete obelisk stands near the site of Davis' birthplace.

Public life

Jefferson Davis’ Birthday is a state holiday in Alabama. Public offices are closed, as are schools and many businesses. This observance is combined with Memorial Day in Mississippi.


After serving in the Mexican War and serving as Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis was chosen twice to the US Senate, finishing neither term. When the Confederacy seceded from the Union, Davis was chosen as its leader. By popular vote on February 22, 1862, he became the only president of the Confederate States of America. Davis is considered by many to have mismanaged the Confederacy and its conduct of the Civil War. After fleeing the capital in Richmond near the end of the war, Davis was jailed for treason, and afterwards led the life of a business entrepreneur and author until he died at the age of 81 in 1889.

There are some links between Jefferson Davis’ birthday, Confederate Memorial Day and Memorial Day. By 1916, 10 southern states marked June 3, which was Jefferson Davis' birthday, as Confederate Memorial Day. Mississippi observes Jefferson Davis’ Birthday in conjunction with the Memorial Day federal holiday on May 26.


The Jefferson Davis National Highway in the United States and Jefferson Davis County in Mississippi were named in honor of Jefferson Davis. A 351-foot (107 m) tall concrete obelisk at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview, Todd County, Kentucky marks the site of his birth place in what was then Christian County, Kentucky. There are statues of Davis in many places in the United States, including the Alabama, Virginia and Kentucky State Capitols.

The Confederate flag is used by many to symbolize Jefferson Davis Day. It is defined as any of the flags used by the Confederate States of America. This includes: First National or Stars and Bars; Second National or Stainless Banner; Third National; Bonnie Blue Flag; Confederate Battle Flag; and the Confederate Naval Jack.

Jefferson Davis Birthday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
MonMay 281990Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SunJun 31990Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 41990Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 271991Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 31991Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonJun 31991Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 251992Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 11992Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
WedJun 31992Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 311993Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
ThuJun 31993Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 71993Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 301994Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
FriJun 31994Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 61994Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 291995Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SatJun 31995Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 51995Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 271996Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 31996Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 31996Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 261997Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 21997Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
TueJun 31997Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 251998Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 11998Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
WedJun 31998Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 311999Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
ThuJun 31999Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 71999Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 292000Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SatJun 32000Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 52000Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 282001Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SunJun 32001Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 42001Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 272002Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 32002Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonJun 32002Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 262003Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 22003Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
TueJun 32003Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 312004Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
ThuJun 32004Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 72004Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 302005Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
FriJun 32005Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 62005Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 292006Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SatJun 32006Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 52006Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 282007Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SunJun 32007Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 42007Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 262008Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 22008Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
TueJun 32008Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 252009Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 12009Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
WedJun 32009Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 312010Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
ThuJun 32010Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 72010Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 302011Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
FriJun 32011Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 62011Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 282012Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SunJun 32012Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 42012Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 272013Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 32013Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 32013Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 262014Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 22014Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
TueJun 32014Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 252015Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 12015Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
WedJun 32015Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonMay 302016Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
FriJun 32016Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 62016Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 292017Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SatJun 32017Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 52017Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 282018Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
SunJun 32018Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 42018Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 272019Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 32019Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida
MonJun 32019Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
MonMay 252020Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceMississippi
MonJun 12020Jefferson Davis BirthdayState holidayAlabama
WedJun 32020Jefferson Davis BirthdayObservanceFlorida

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