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President's Day

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Today we will celebrate Presidents' Day

by learning about the lives of

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.



Presidents' Day


George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

     "Presidents' Day is an annual holiday in the United States. It honors the nation's presidents, especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It is celebrated on the third Monday in February. The birthdays of Washington and Lincoln fall near or on the holiday. Washington, the nation's first president, was born on Feb. 22, 1732, according to the calendar we use today. Lincoln, who served as president during the American Civil War (1861-1865), was born on Feb. 12, 1809.

     A federal holiday called Washington's Birthday also occurs on the third Monday in February. It became a legal public holiday in 1971. Later, many states adopted Presidents' Day instead, to honor not only Washington, but Lincoln and other presidents as well. On Presidents' Day, banks, government offices, libraries, and schools close. Most private businesses remain open. Many stores hold Presidents' Day sales."

"Presidents' Day." World Book Kids. World Book, 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2014 .















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