Video Of The Week - Why We Celebrate Presidents' Day

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While Presidents' Day appears to be largely about sales, there is more to this holiday. Observed on the third Monday of February each year, it is a day to honor all US presidents, past and present. Prior to 1968, Americans celebrated two holidays - February 12th and 22nd in honor of Abraham Lincoln's and George Washington's birthdays respectively.

In 1968, the 90th Congress decided to streamline Federal holidays and combined the two celebrations by calling it Presidents' Day. The law went into effect in 1971 and since then this day has been set aside to pay tribute to all our remarkable leaders.

Happy Presidents' Day!

Resource: wikipedia.org

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    bscalmost 2 years
    Cool!
    • cat lover 300over 3 years
      president's day ROCKS
      • ohhhover 3 years
        wow great vid
        • aidenover 3 years
          that is really cool
          • no wallalmost 4 years
            thanks very much
            • :Dalmost 4 years
              Hi!! i love the vid!!!
              • :Dalmost 4 years
                Really cool!!!
                • Awesomealmost 4 years
                  Presidents Day is awesome. Everybody should know about this amazing holiday.
                  • catalmost 4 years
                    i love the video you made
                    • I SAID YU almost 4 years
                      This video really gave me answers to my test thanks slides!