vendredi 15 février 2008

PRESIDENTS' DAY- Third Monday in February

Goeorge Washington

According to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington's birthday. But many Americans believe that this holiday is now called "Presidents'Day" in honor of both presidents Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays are February 22 and Feb. 12, respectively.
The federal holiday was celebrated on Feb. 22 until 1971, when it was moved to the third Monday in February. This means that the holiday is always after Lincoln's birthday and before Washington's birthday without ever coinciding with either.

1 commentaire:

Anna Maria a dit…

We are very delighted to have a three-day week-end this month. Last Tuesday, we had a day off because it was Election Day in Maryland. Barak Obama won the Democratic election and MacCain won the Republican. This campaign is quite interesting because it is still unclear who will win the nomination in the democratic camp. It looks like Maccain will be the most likely candidate for the Republicans. It really does not matter whether Presidents Day falls on the exact day of Washington's or Lincoln's birth date. We celebrate them as two very important presidents in American history.