Video Of The Week - Why We Celebrate Presidents' Day

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While Presidents' Day appears to be largely about sales, there is more to this holiday. Observed on the third Monday of February each year, it is a day to honor all US presidents, past and present. Prior to 1968, Americans celebrated two holidays - February 12th and 22nd in honor of Abraham Lincoln's and George Washington's birthdays respectively.

In 1968, the 90th Congress decided to streamline Federal holidays and combined the two celebrations by calling it Presidents' Day. The law went into effect in 1971 and since then this day has been set aside to pay tribute to all our remarkable leaders.

Happy Presidents' Day!

Resource: wikipedia.org

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377 Comments
  • aidenWednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:19 am
    that is really cool
    • no wallMonday, February 25, 2019 at 8:57 am
      thanks very much
      • :DFriday, February 22, 2019 at 7:56 am
        Hi!! i love the vid!!!
        • :DFriday, February 22, 2019 at 7:55 am
          Really cool!!!
          • AwesomeThursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:16 am
            Presidents Day is awesome. Everybody should know about this amazing holiday.
            • catThursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:12 am
              i love the video you made
              • I SAID YU Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:09 am
                This video really gave me answers to my test thanks slides!
                • hiThursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:08 am
                  That was cool
                  • GGThursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:08 am
                    LOVE THIS VIDEO
                    • yuThursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:07 am
                      Nice facts!!

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