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Monday, February 20, 2006

Happy President's Day

Today is President's Day, that much is for certain. What isn't for certain is exactly what today is supposed to celebrate. Most people think of today as celebrating the birthday of our first President, George Washington, who was actually born on Feb. 22. In fact the U.S. Code refers to the holiday as "Washington's Birthday."

Many others believe it honors both Washington and Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12. Still others believe it is intended to honor all U.S. Presidents. Still, for many people, all that matters is that it means a day off from work.

The confusion behind this holiday is detailed in depth here. To celebrate, honor your favorite U.S. President in the comments section.

5 Comments:

Blogger Old Zach said...

Here's to James K. Polk. The most underrated President in American history.

11:22 AM

 
Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

President Kennedy, whom between himself and Robert Kennedy had a heck of a lot more sense than little brother Ed.

11:28 AM

 
Blogger great state said...

As a member of the Van Buren Boys, I'm throwing the society's secret symbol all day long today.

11:58 AM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Grover!

12:44 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TR. Kicked ass. Took names. Built some canal, busted trusts, proto-naturalist, killed large animals. (The only regret is that he didn't win when he ran on the Bull Moose ticket, which would have inaugurated an era of hilarious animal-name political parties.)

11:06 AM

 

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