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Thoughts on Washington’s Birthday

February 16, 2014
Mary Burns Deas , The OBSERVER

Tomorrow is not Presidents' Day. Your calendar likely says that it is. Stores may advertise sales for it, and those with the day off may call it as such. At some point in time, it apparently became popular to call this holiday in February by its incorrect name. Perhaps the trend began because two famous presidents have birthdays during the month, and then it morphed into thinking all Presidents should be recognized. However, according to federal and state law, there is no such thing as Presidents' Day.



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