TIL That from 1984 to 2000 Virginia celebrated “Lee-Jackson-King Day” which celebrated Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and MLK all on the same day

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee%E2%80%93Jackson%E2%80%93King_Day

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  1. By celebrating Lee & Jackson they weren’t celebrating King at all. You can’t celebrate the leading figures who fought to enslave another group AND celebrate those who fight for equality.

  2. As stated in Wikipedia, in 2000, they were split to opposite ends of a weekend. A 3-day weekend for govt staff became a 4-day weekend.

    In 2020, Lee-Jackson Day was still on the calendar & celebrated, but state govt gave first approval to celebrating Juneteenth. In 2021, Lee-Jackson officially came off the state holiday list in favor of Juneteenth.

    * [VA pay & holiday calendar 2020](https://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/payandholidaycalendar2020.pdf)
    * [VA pay & holiday calendar 2021](https://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/payandholidaycalendar20202021.pdf)
    * [VA pay & holiday calendar 2022](https://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/payandholidaycalendar2022.pdf)

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