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Why is Presidents' Day celebrated on the third Monday in February?
While Washington's Birthday is actually on 22 February, the 1968 federal law called the Uniform Monday Holidays Act moved the observance to the 3rd Monday in February -- meaning the observation would never actually land on Washington's Birthday. Interesting, the official holiday at the federal level is still called "Washington's Birthday." "Presidents' Day" is a title given to it by some of the states.
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Saint Valentine was beheaded on February 14 in the year 270 AD for marrying couples in defiance of a decree that the Emperor Claudius made that specifically said not to marry …couples until further notice. A little over 200 years later, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th a holiday in honor of Saint Valentine.
Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
The holiday was originally celebrating George Washington's birthday, which is the 22nd of February. It was later expanded to a day celebrating all the presidents, and moved to… the third Monday in February.
It is because st valentine died on february 14th
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There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up …Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 AD, the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 ADI. Pope Glass set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine. Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball.
Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) was one of the holidays included in the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by Congress, signed into law on June 28, 1968 and goi…ng into effect on January 1, 1971. This Act gave federal employees several three-day weekends during the year. Prior to that, Memorial Day was observed on May 30 no matter what day of the week it was.
Abraham Lincoln- Feb. 12 and George Washington- Feb. 22 are the two presidents whose birthdays are more celebrated. William Henry Harrison (Feb. 9) and Ronald Reagan (Feb. …6)also had February birthdays.
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State Laws vary, but either to honor Washington's and Lincoln'sbirthdays or the honor all past presidents, depending on what stateyou are in. Interestingly, the only Federal …Holiday is still called"Washington's Birthday." Washington's birthday on February 22 had been a federal holiday formany years. Lincoln's birthday was February 12 and some stateslater began celebrating Lincoln's birthday. In 1968 there was an attempt in Congress to merge Lincoln's andWashington's birthdays into a single federal holiday and to call itPresidents' Day, but that proposal was never actually passed. The federal holiday remained (and remains) Washington's Birthday;however, several states passed their own state holidays to eitherhonor both Washington and Lincoln or all past presidents. Some ofthose states call this state holiday Presidents' Day (variousspellings).
Presidents day and valetines day are celebrated in February
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