Monday, February 15, 2016

Presidents' Day, Monday, February 15, 2016


Image result for Presidents Day picturesInternational Business Times/Abigail Abrams, 2/12/16. "Presidents Day 2016 quotes: 18 Inspirational and funny sayings spoken by some the the greatest US leaders."

"Presidents’ Day is Monday (2/15/16) and that means it’s time to celebrate your favorite U.S. presidents past and present. While the holiday now mostly means a three-day weekend with shopping and travel deals, it’s also a great time to be patriotic.

The holiday was originally established to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, but now it always takes place on the third Monday in February, so it acts as a combo celebration for Washington, Abraham Lincoln and any other presidents you like."   Read more.

Related.  USA Today/Marissa Horn, 2/13/16.  "Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year.. .... Presidents Day began as an unofficial holiday on George Washington's Feb. 22 birthday in 1800, just two months after his death. 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. ..."

Note graphic:  Presidents Day by Jenny Knappenberger from Art with Jenny K.,"Integrating art in the classroom."  "The official holiday is to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. However, I also have one of Obama since he is our current President."  

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

They should have holidays for two of the greatest Presidents.

Bush SR.


Anonymous said...

I think you meant "W" right?
The greatest war president we ever had.

Anonymous said...

Oh wait I forgot our next great 2 term President:

Jeb Bush!

Anonymous said...

Bush / Palin.
Now you're talking. Think what they could do if they ran Pacifica.

Anonymous said...

Better yet, what if Obama ran Pacifica? Perhaps he could reinstitute his infamous "Cash for Clunkers Program". But instead of just cars, make it about everything. Just imagine the potential windfall here in Pathetica where practically everything is a "clunker".

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