President's Day

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Politicians and Presidents

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President's Day

President's Day is a national holiday set aside to honor past president's of the United States.It is a holiday that allows us to reflect on those who have served as president of our country and to honor them for their service and contributions.

History

President's Day was first celebrated in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was originally celebrated as George Washington's birthday on February 22 and was made a federal holiday in 1885. In 1971 congress decided to combine the celebration of Washington's birthday and Abraham Lincoln's birthday (which many people celebrated on February 12) into one federal holiday, President's Day, which is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

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What is it?

President's Day

Press PLAY for a video of the American President's to the tune of a John Philip Sousa march!

President's Day is observed on the third Monday of February every year!

A National Holiday isa holiday that celebratesa significant event or activity that our leader's have found to be important.For a list of other National Holidays observed in the United States, follow this link:http://www.usconsulate.org.hk/pas/kids/holiday1.htm

For some neat picturesof our current President,click on his picture to linkto the official website ofthe White House, our President's home!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Pagehttp://www.usconsulate.org.hk/pas/kids/holiday1.htmhttp://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/washington-birthdayhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents


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