Jefferson Davis’s birthday is a state holiday in AL: Here’s what’s open, what’s closed today

Jefferson Davis’s birthday is a state holiday in AL: Here’s what’s open, what’s closed today

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) -Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate states from 1861-1865, was born on June 3, 1808.

The state of Alabama marks the occasion every year with an official state holiday.

The first Monday in June is celebrated as Jefferson Davis’ birthday in the state.

This year, the official holiday falls on Davis’ actual birthday.

The state holiday means some offices and agencies will be closed June 4.

Here’s what’s open and what’s closed:

Alabama state offices - closed

Alabama state courts - closed

Car tag offices - Open in some counties, closed in others where Davis' birthday is observed.

U.S. Post Office - normal operations

Banks - open

City and county offices - Most are open

The White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery - Closed June 3-5.

Alabama is the last state to have a legal holiday set aside solely to commemorate the birth of Davis. Mississippi marks Davis’ birthday but includes it in the Memorial Day celebration. In Texas, Davis’ birthday is part of “Confederate Heroes Day” while other Southern states, including Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee, have a holiday for Davis on the books but do not give employees a day off.

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