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120th day and 18th week in 2024

Zodiac: Taurus (4/21 - 5/21) ♉
Chinese year: dragon

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State Holiday Confederate Memorial Day (Mississippi)

Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi is observed to remember and honor those who served and died on behalf of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. Held annually, this day serves as a moment of reflection on the complexities of history and the impact of the Civil War on the United States. Events typically include ceremonies at Confederate cemeteries, historical reenactments, and educational programs aimed at exploring the multifaceted history of the Civil War era. While the observance is a subject of controversy and sparks debate about its place in modern America, it also opens dialogues about reconciliation, understanding historical context, and the importance of remembering all aspects of the nation's past. Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi encourages a contemplative look at history, acknowledging the sacrifices made while also considering the broader implications of memorializing the Confederacy in the 21st century.

State Holiday National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis' Birthday (Mississippi)

In Mississippi, National Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, coincides with the state holiday honoring Jefferson Davis' Birthday, the President of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. This unique convergence offers a dual focus: paying tribute to the U.S. military personnel who have died in all wars, and commemorating the life and legacy of Jefferson Davis. Events across the state may include memorial services, parades, and educational programs that aim to reflect on the sacrifices made for the country, as well as exploring the historical significance of the Civil War and its lasting impact on American society. While Memorial Day is a federal holiday dedicated to honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties, the observance of Jefferson Davis' Birthday in Mississippi adds a layer of local historical remembrance, inviting contemplation on the state's and nation's complex history. This day prompts discussions on unity, reconciliation, and the diverse narratives that shape the American experience.

Day Information

This day will be in 6 days, today is 22 Apr 2024.

Moon: waning, moon phase is third quarter, age 20.7 days, new moon May 7, full moon April 23.

Date ISO 8601 format: 2024-04-29T04:21:48-07:00

UTC date and time: 2024-04-29 11:21:48

Unix time: 1714389708

Sun information in Los Angeles

Sunrise: 06:03 AM

Sunset: 07:36 PM

At zenith: 12:50 PM

Length of day: 13h 33m