Monday, February 18, 2008
Monday is "Presidents Day". We used to have two days of commemoration in February, George Washington's Birthday (February 22) and Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (February 12). By coincidence the two most important presidents of The United States were born in February.
In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holidays Act, which moved the official observance of Washington's birthday from Feb. 22 to the third Monday in February.
There has never been an annual Federal Holiday honoring Lincoln.
President's Day is a myth.
Happy Washington's Birthday