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Trivia -What is the name of the holiday that falls on the third Monday in February?

Fun, History, Holiday, Info

If you said, "President's Day,” you are technically wrong.

The real legal name of the third Monday in February is still "George Washington’s Birthday"

His actual birthday is February 22, 1732 and since Feb 22nd would move around the calendar on different days, the government wanted it to be celebrate it on the third Monday in February to make it easier and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday February 12, 1809 was added and we pay tribute to all presidents.

Here is the technical explanation:

Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).

 

In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.

 

Please Note: The Federal statute designates this day as Washington's Birthday, President Nixon issued a proclamation declaring the holiday as "President's Day" in 1971.  President Nixon erroneously believed that a Presidential proclamation on the matter carried the same weight as an Executive Order.

 

Since that change in 1971, the common term has been "President's Day".

 

George Washington, born February 22, 1732 in Virginia, was a natural leader, instrumental in creating a united nation out of a conglomeration of struggling colonies and territories.  The first president of the United States of America is affectionately honored as "the father of his country."

  

http://www.usemb.se/HOLIDAYS/Celebrate/george.html

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