It’s Complicated

Who knew a holiday could be so complicated?  Most of our calendars tell us that February 15, 2010 is Presidents’ Day.  The Federal Government says the official holiday name is Washington’s Birthday.  An article in the National Archives tells how Washington’s Birthday became known as Presidents’ Day and why it isn’t celebrated on February 22, Washington’s birthday.  Britannica Online has a shorter version of the story.  (This link may only work on campus) Some use the day to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, some use it to celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and still others use it to celebrate all the Presidents of the United States.  Wikipedia discusses the spelling and punctuation of Presidents Day. If all this too much for you, give your brain a break and go color in the US President Coloring Pictures and Reading Activities Interactive Online Presidents’ Day Color book.

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