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What is President's Day?

Posted on February 15 2016

I have always wondered what the importance of this day was. We never really celebrate any presidents. We just get a three day weekend. It's not like Labor Day or Memorial Day. What is it's purpose?

It is originally George Washington's birthday. It later became a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday as well. Some states include Thomas Jefferson. So, it just really celebrates two of our presidents.

However, there was something I found I did not know. It's called the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. It is a public law that literally creates three day weekends. I always thought this was just a military thing but apparently it is not. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Monday_Holiday_Act

So, I hope everyone enjoys their mandated three day weekend and that we remember our 1st and 16th presidents.

 

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