Presidents Day 2017 It's Presidents Day 2017, a time to celebrate our nation's leaders, both past and present, though, with the election of Donald Trump, the hashtag #NotMyPresident has been trending online.
While Presidents Day began as an unofficial holiday to celebrate George Washington's February 22 birthday, it didn't become a federal holiday until 1879, when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law, and not a national bank holiday until six years later, according to the History Channel.
The tally showed that approximately 16 states celebrated Presidents Day, and another 15 states observe Washington's Birthday. So, in honor of our former leaders, we've put together the top 10 quotes from our Presidents over the years, starting with this one: We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
In 2012, one website, Geometrx, went to the trouble of looking at the official holiday calendars for all 50 states, in a quest to see who actually calls the holiday "Presidents' Day", or "President's Day", or "Presidents Day".
Pop quiz: What holiday are we celebrating? But no such holiday exists in federal law, and only a handful of states officially recognize it. Some of them were real duds.
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While Presidents Day sales bring attractive deals and discounts each year, the holiday also affects the regular hours of services and institutions, as follows.
Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, and was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865.
If Washington's birthday were to be commemorated on the second Monday of February, then March 4, the original inauguration day for presidents, would work and would serve as a reference to another facet of our national history. States are free to do as they wish.
"I was joking about the objective of Presidents' Day being about discounts on mattresses and furniture, but haven't many Americans lost sight of the day's true meaning?" When I was a kid in the 1970s, everyone knew who Washington was and what he accomplished. "However, things are not so bad as you may think". "A number of states also require that their public schools spend the days leading up to Presidents' Day teaching students about the accomplishments of the presidents, often with a focus on the lives of Washington and Lincoln'".
While the advent of online vehicle sales and fixed pricing may have diminished some of the sales hype for Presidents Day (or President's Day or Presidents' Day), it's still a big deal for the industry.