dglobalnews.com Presidents Day highlights tragedies, triumphs of America's leaders
Published: Thu, February 23, 2017
National | By Glenda Ortiz

Presidents Day highlights tragedies, triumphs of America's leaders

And retail employees definitely don't get the day off - Presidents Day has always been a big shopping holiday, with most major stores holding sales. "A number of states also require that their public schools spend the days leading up to Presidents' Day teaching students about the accomplishments of the presidents, often with a focus on the lives of Washington and Lincoln'".

You touch his face more often than you realize, and Monday is the day we honor our country's first president. But if you weren't able to take care of a permit or some other business last week, don't try today.

Presidents Day was first created in order to celebrate President George Washington's birthday.

There's no regular mail delivery and post offices will be closed. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.

The tally showed that approximately 16 states celebrated Presidents Day, and another 15 states observe Washington's Birthday.

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Presidents Day is a federal holiday, so most federal government offices are closed.

Pop quiz: What holiday are we celebrating? Washington's Birthday, February 22nd, was added to the list of New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day as national holidays.

If Washington's birthday were to be commemorated on the second Monday of February, then March 4, the original inauguration day for presidents, would work and would serve as a reference to another facet of our national history. Washington is still strongly admired to this very day for all the precedent set during his presidency, most notably, walking away from the position of power after only two terms. Especially this year. Many look to it as a honoring of our former and current presidents.

The real challenge is sorting through the varying punctuation of "presidents"-it's enough to make any copy editor dizzy".

Here are a few tidbits to share with your children this Presidents' Day. Even Hallmark doesn't have a line of Presidents Day greeting cards.

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