Tuesday, February 17, 2015

US Celebrates Presidents' Day Holiday

VOANews: US Celebrates Presidents' Day Holiday
Monday is Presidents' Day in the U.S. It first became a federal holiday in 1879 to celebrate the February 22 birthday of George Washington, the first U.S. president

VOANews: Washington’s Birthday or President’s Day–What’s In a Name? « All About America 
Neither of Washington’s birth dates – February 11 nor February 22 – will ever fall on the third Monday in February. So George Washington’s Birthday is never really George Washington’s birthday.

VOA Learning English News: Washington Has Three Birthdays and Other Presidential Fun Facts
Americans honor the first president, George Washington, in February. But the day the United States government calls George Washington's Birthday is not really his birthday. Some states consider the holiday a time to remember other past presidents, too. How much do you know about American leaders? More
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