Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy President's Day!

Last but not least, for all you idiots that get the day off, please thank our friends George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. If it were not for these two studs, you would be breathing office air right now, just like me.

Here is some background: Presidents' Day is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.

Originally called Washington's Birthday, it was a day set aside in 1885 by President Chester Arthur as a day to honor the "father of our country." In the 1960s, reformers sought to include the name change to President's Day in order to include honoring President Abraham Lincoln. The resolution was defeated and, contrary to popular belief, the name of the federal holiday has never been officially changed although popular usage has made President's Day appear on advertising, calendars and in the media. Even the White House refers to the holiday as President's Day.

(George's Birthday is February 22nd and Abe's was on February 12th.)

Didn't know you were going to get a history lesson today, did you? Hope nobody is checking our blog for plagiarism.

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