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Which US president declared Christmas a national holiday?

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12/18/2017

Grant President Ulysses S. Grant was president when Christmas was made a national holiday in 1870.

The U. S. Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant made Christmas a U. S. Federal Holiday in 1870.
Technically there are no national holidays in the US, only federal holidays when federal government workers take the day off. Christmas was made a federal holiday on June 26, 1870 when U. S. Grant was President.

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09/16/2016

Christmas was not always the big holiday it is now. President Ulysses S. Grant declared Christmas a legal holiday in 1870.

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12/10/2013

Technically there are no national holidays in the US, only federal holidays when federal government workers take the day off. Christmas was made a federal holiday on June 26, 1870 when U. S. Grant was President.