Alabama is currently one of only three states that observe a combined Martin Luther King Jr./Robert E. Lee holiday.
Lee was born on Jan. 19, 1807; King was born on Jan. 15, 1929.
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There are variations in how states officially refer to the holiday. In Arizona, it's known as "Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day;" in Idaho, it's "Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day;" and in New Hampshire it's "Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Day."
I think this is the only holiday with so many variants in terms of how it's referred to. I guess the only important thing is that the banks and post offices are closed in honor of King and/or someone/something else.