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February 21: Presidents Day

February 21, 2011 by USA Post 

February 21, February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year (314 in leap years). Presidents Day originated as the birthday of Washington, Abraham Lincoln crashed before the game. And of course you will see many calendars you two presidents birthdays listed separate holidays, the anniversary of Lincoln has never been a national holiday. Several states, however, celebrated the anniversary of Lincoln next to Washington for many reasons, not least, is that Lincoln Feb. 12 anniversary is ideally located close to Washington (February 22) on the calendar.
Washington’s birthday became a national holiday in 1880 and was the first festival to celebrate an American citizen. The holiday, however, did not officially become Presidents Day until 1951, when the home was abandoned by the celebration of Washington in celebration of President’s office.

Tomorrow – 22 February – is the anniversary of George Washington REAL. (I am frustrated that our U.S. Congress has created another weekend of 3 days for federal government workers with “President’s Day” that led to our children and young people do not know the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln REAL (12.02) and George Washington (2 / 22!) When I grew up, we celebrated the REAL BIRTHDAY! Ask a young child today / tomorrow on the significance in the history of the United States!)
Not so long ago, many states celebrated the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, February 12 and George Washington, Feb. 22.

Today the nation celebrates “Presidents Day”, a weekend of three days, tailored for sales of ski and car. Many people still consider Presidents Day as a day to honor the father of our country. And, legally, the federal holiday is still called “Washington’s birthday.” But in 1968, when Congress moved the celebration from February 22 to the third Monday of February, the day has become ambiguous. Did Congress intend to create a single national holiday to honor Lincoln and Washington, who were both born in February? No. But many people assume that this is the case. Before long, the announcers were calling the holiday “Presidents Day.” And the name stuck. So today we honor not only to Washington? Washington and Lincoln? Or is Presidents Day turned into a feast generic all presidents, including Millard Fillmore T., Richard Nixon, Chester Arthur and Bill Clinton? For most people, this last suggestion is absurd. Including all the presidents of our national celebration devalues the honor.

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