Confederate Memorial Day will soon take place for a number of states in the southern U.S. The holiday takes place to honor those who died fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War.

Below are five quick facts about Confederate Memorial Day:

Nine states celebrate some form of the holiday

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,  Tennessee, Texas and Virginia all have a holiday to honor Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

Confederate Memorial Day is a holiday of many names and many dates

When the observance happens and what the holiday is called varies among the nine states. Below is a list detailing when each state has its holiday and what the holiday is officially named:

Georgia -- April 26 -- Confederate Memorial Day

Mississippi -- last Monday of April (April 27 in 2015) -- Confederate Memorial Day

Alabama -- fourth Monday in April (April 27 in 2015) -- Confederate Memorial Day

North Carolina -- May 10 -- Confederate Memorial Day

South Carolina -- May 10 -- Confederate Memorial Day

Virginia -- last Monday in May (May 25 in 2015) -- Confederate Memorial Day

Louisiana -- June 3 -- Confederate Decoration Day

Tennessee -- June 3 -- Confederate Decoration Day

Texas -- Jan. 19 -- Confederate Heroes Day

Confederate Memorial Day might have been the inspiration for Memorial Day

The Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia, decided in 1886 to commemorate the Confederate dead once a year, which inspired Memorial Day creator John Logan to do the same, according to

People will get the day off work for the holiday

Georgia's Confederate Memorial Day, April 26, is the fastest-approaching holiday. Georgia state offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday, according to the state calendar. State offices in Mississippi and Alabama will be closed Monday as well.

There are other Confederate holidays

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia all celebrate Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday. The holidays aren't necessarily celebrated by most people however.

“I wasn’t even aware there was a Robert E. Lee holiday. That’s funny,” said state Sen. Emanuel Jones to the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2012. “Is it time to move past it? I think we already have. I don’t know of anyone who celebrates Robert E. Lee’s birthday.”