Presidents Day

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We don’t have school on Presidents’ day on Monday, February 17, 2020. Many people don’t know the meaning of Presidents’ day, or even the history of it. As a result, we will help you understand the real meaning of President’s day. 

  

Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents’ Day 2020 occurs on Monday, February 17. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an

 attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. 

While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.The story of Presidents’ Day date begins in 1800. Following the death of George Washington in 1799, his February 22 birthday became a day of remembrance.At the time, Washington was the most important figure in American history.His birth and the start of construction of the Washington Monument in 1848 were the cause for national celebration.

 

Some states pay particular attention to Abraham Lincoln, as his birthday was also in mid-February. In the weeks or days leading up to the holiday, schools often organize events and lessons for students about the presidents of the United States and George Washington in particular. It is a popular day for stores to start their sales.

Now that you know about Presidents Day, we will be asking question to some students in your school:

 

  • Do you think it is important to celebrate Presidents Day? How important is it to you and why?

 

  • What do you know about Presidents Day? How do you know? And do you think it is important to know what you know? Why?

 

  • Which President would you celebrate on Presidents Day? And Why?

 

“I think it is important to celebrate Presidents Day because we should honor our past presidents. I know that it is a day to remember the presidents that have done so much for our country. I know this because I was taught in school. I think it’s important to know what I know because many people just think Presidents Day is just a free day off. I would celebrate Barack Obama on Presidents Day because he help fund health care.” -America Flores 7th grader 

 

“I think it is important to celebrate Presidents Day because we should also appreciate the good things they do too rather than always pointing out the negatives. I know that Presidents Day is a day to be reminded of our president and it’s time to reflect on the positive things they do for this country.This might be important to know because sometimes, we aren’t aware of what’s going on in our government so this is almost like a reminder to pay attention to what’s happening. I would celebrate Barack Obama on Presidents Day because he helped a lot of people to get medical help for those that don’t have that opportunity. ” -Yuraima Arreaga 8th grader