Washington’s Birthday

Why do I find “Washington’s Birthday” so confusing? Well, for one thing today is not George’s birthday and this from the list of federal holiday’s page at Wikipedia:

Honors George Washington. Often popularly, but erroneously, observed as “Presidents Day” in recognition of other American presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln (who was born February 12). The legal name of the federal holiday, however, remains “Washington’s Birthday”. (It was historically observed on February 22, prior to passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act by Congress)

And although the official name of this holiday is Washington’s Birthday: ”It is also commonly known as Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President's Day 2President’s Day). As Washington’s Birthday or Presidents President's Day 1Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states.”

These are my previous posts from today’s holiday:

Although this holiday usually leaves me feeling a bit confused and I did like this video from YouTube titled President’s Day 2012 – Washington to Obama that I’d also shared on Windows Live today:

Thanks for Listening,


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I started my Blog on November 25, 2006 and I wanted a Web page where I could "Learn Something New!" Windows Live Spaces made it so easy that even I could do it. I made a commitment to myself to write something in my Blog every day. My writing challenge ended on May 23, 2012.
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