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Abraham Lincoln's Birthday 16th President

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like you to know that it is Abraham Lincoln's 210th birthday today, but you wouldn't know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.

Currently, the Lincoln holiday is celebrated unofficially nationwide as part of what many states call President's Day, which falls on Monday, February 18th this year. Just a few states celebrate the actual Lincoln Birthday on its date. Technically the federal President's Day commemorates George Washington's observed birthday: There is no national holiday called President's Day.

On February 12, Lincoln's real birthday, there are few celebrations on a state level, along with a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. There is also a wreath ceremony at Lincoln's birthplace in Kentucky.

Lincoln really was born in a one room log cabin, on Sinking Spring Farm near present day Hodgenville, Kentucky.

There were efforts right after Lincoln's death to get his birthday recognized as a holiday, but there has never been a federal Lincoln birthday holiday.

Source: Constitution Daily

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