The holiday also honors President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12, 1809, and invites celebrants to honor all who have served in the country's highest office.
Presidents' Day falls on the third Monday in February in honor of our first president's birthday.
If history is any help, stocks tend to inch higher on George Washington's birthday.
"What if we don't want to celebrate all presidents?"
Abraham Lincoln has it all over George Washington when it comes to Presidents Day at the Chicago History Museum.
Well, not really. Washington was born on February 22, which is this coming Wednesday in 2017. It's marked with a day off for many in the private sector and most of the public sector. This year, for instance, it falls on February 20. It's used to honor all of our presidents past and present. Around half the states have state holidays honoring both Lincoln and Washington today. Here's a brief guide to navigate this federal holiday without wasting too much time heading to locations that are closed. About a half-dozen states recognize it as a holiday.
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In other words, while most of us have the day off, liberals are treating Presidents Day as just another day with a "Y" in it...
As the first President of the United States, Washington's birthday marks a day when all presidents typically receive an indirect performance review of their term or terms served. Officially, the holiday has another name.
While the advent of online auto 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.
University professors who participate in sundry polls that rate and rank the presidents nearly universally recognize Lincoln as the greatest while Washington sometimes falls to third or fourth pending on the academic performing the evaluation.
"In 1968, Congress debated whether to combine the two presidents' birthdays into one holiday but decided against it". Wouldn't a single Presidents Day, on an agreed upon date, be enough?
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