February 21, 2011
Happy Presidents’ Day!
Happy Presidents’ Day from SendMe!
You may be wondering, So what is this day actually celebrating? The birthdays of our founding fathers? Lincoln’s birthday? Washington’s birthday? Our need for a day off of work/school in February? It seems that the federal holiday has turned into all of the above. You may be surprised what it actually is, though.
Presidents’ Day began only as “Washington’s Birthday,” used as a federal holiday. Well done if you guessed that! And, unfortunately for us, even though the holiday has now been scheduled as the third Monday of every February, it falls just a day before his actual birthday: February 22nd.
However, it’s been popularized that this Presidents Day actually celebrates Abraham Lincoln as well, even though Lincoln was born on February 12th.
Whosever birthday it is or was, let’s hope the weather permits it to be a lovely day! Thanks!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am