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George Washington ? Abraham Lincoln ? Presidents Day Facts for Kids

George Washington ? Abraham Lincoln ? Presidents Day Facts for Kids
oh say can you see by the dawn's early light oh it's so lovely I'm getting ready for President's Day do you want to learn about

Presidents

Day yeah let's learn about

Presidents

Day let's learn about ratings name Oh the holiday

Presidents

Day is celebrated all around the USA many stores have big sales some people have parties or go on vacations while enjoying the first three-day weekend of the year see everybody likes vacations a day off from work or school is something to
george washington abraham lincoln presidents day facts for kids
look forward to and most people think of

Presidents

Day is a long three-day weekend in February but there is a much more important piece of history behind this holiday one make me really happy so subscribe to the channel so why do we celebrate

Presidents

Day who are we celebrating is it for

George

Washington

I'm

Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson today we are going to learn the history behind this holiday

Presidents

Day has roots that go all the way back to the very beginning of American history the
holiday is centered around the American hero and legendary first president

George

Washington

Presidents

Day is officially known as

George

Washington

's birthday

George

Washington

was born on February 22nd 1732 it was made into a national holiday in 1885 but why did it become a holiday when

Washington

passed away in 1799 his birthday became a remembrance of the following year in 1804 almost 90 years

George

Washington

was celebrated unofficially with things like parks and monuments but in 1879
his birthday was officially made a federal holiday but only celebrated in

Washington

DC but only six years later the holiday was celebrated and included the entire country now

Presidents

Day is a government holiday that celebrates the United States

Presidents

on the third Monday in February every year but it wasn't until 1879 that

Washington

's birthday became a federal or government holiday when President Rutherford B Hayes signed it into law then it became official it was the first
federal holiday to celebrate an individual person now it is celebrated every year on the third Monday of February it is set aside by the federal government to honor these men and what they done for our nation the celebration officially started in 1880 when

Washington

's birthday February 22nd became an official holiday in

Washington

DC it became a national holiday in 1885 in 1971 Congress officially moved the holiday to the Monday closest to

Washington

's actual birthday in the 1980's
the holiday became a celebration of the birthdays of

Washington

and

Abraham

Lincoln

who was born on February 12th interesting president day fax coming up

Presidents

Day

Washington

's birthday is a federal holiday in the United States although

George

Washington

's birthday was February 22nd the day is officially celebrated on the third Monday in February in the 1700s

George

Washington

's birthday was celebrated while he was still alive and many in the u.s. took part in the festivities
george washington abraham lincoln presidents day facts for kids
but it wasn't called

Presidents

Day at this time

George

Washington

had an important military role prior to becoming president under his leadership the American continental army defeated the British in 1783 want to learn more about

George

Washington

click the iCard he's the most important politician in American history

George

Washington

was president for two terms from 1789 to 1793 and from 1793 to 1797 in 1879 about one century later President Rutherford B Hayes signed the bill making
February 22nd a federal holiday did you know that

Abraham

Lincoln

's birthday feels very close to

George

Washington

's but

Lincoln

's is not a federal holiday but many states still celebrate his birthday along with

George

Washington

's there are three college universities named after

George

Washington

so is the capital of the United States

Washington

DC and also the state of

Washington

hey guess what

George

Washington

is featured on the quarter and the wan dollar bill did you know
that cherries are very popular when making desserts when celebrating

George

Washington

's Birthday the reason for this and the use of cherries is because of the story about

George

Washington

and the cherry tree when

George

was asked if he cut down the cherry tree

George

Washington

said he could never tell alive since 1888

George

Washington

's farewell address has read in the Senate on February 22nd for many many years schools often create and teach lessons as well as other activities for
their students in the days leading up to President's Day some happen weeks before as the holiday sometimes falls during the week that some schools are closed for midwinter recess did you know that sometimes people spell it

Presidents

Day with an apostrophe and some spell at

Presidents

Day with the apostrophe at the end

Presidents

Day with the apostrophe at the end refers to more than one president while

Presidents

Day with the apostrophe before the S refers to one president the reason
it's family is different is most likely because some celebrate

George

Washington

's alone while others may celebrate

George

Washington

's as well as

Abraham

Lincoln

's and many may not be celebrating all the

presidents

even though it is a federal holiday each state is free to call it whatever they want and how they celebrate in February they are

George

Washington

Abraham

Lincoln

William Harrison and Ronald Reagan but most celebrate

Presidents

Day in honor of the first -

Abraham

george washington abraham lincoln presidents day facts for kids

Lincoln

and

George

Washington

and like we mentioned a few moments ago each state is allowed to decide how to celebrate it and even what to call it and while every state has at least some mention of

George

Washington

some leave

Abraham

Lincoln

completely out of the celebration in Alabama for example they celebrate

Washington

and Jefferson day named for Thomas Jefferson the nation's third President Jefferson was born in April Massachusetts celebrates

Washington

Day in February and has a
separate holiday called

Presidents

Day to honor the president who came from New England

Washington

's home state Virginia calls it

George

Washington

day in his hometown of Alexandria Virginia visitors can celebrate with a birthday party so in case you're still wondering why do

Washington

and

Lincoln

get most of the attention let's find out well

Washington

was the nation's first president he also led the Continental Army to defeat the British he was able to guide the poorly
equipped troops through the dead of winter he also held the entire operation together by being such a strong leader he then looked over and led the Constitutional Convention where the United States Constitution was created that set the United States most important laws and that's where they came to life many referred to him as the father of our nation

Abraham

Lincoln

is also considered one of the nation's greatest

presidents

Lincoln

helped keep the country than

Washington

built together
he led the country in the 1860s during the Civil War so when the United States Civil War broke out he made sure about keeping the south and the north in the Union want to learn more about

Abraham

Lincoln

could die hard during this bloody and long war

Lincoln

also happened to free the slaves in the south with the Emancipation Proclamation so let's recap some of the things we learned

Presidents

Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February it was established in 1885 in honor of President

George

Washington

's birthday

Washington

's birthday was actually on February 22nd 1732 the holiday is still officially called

Washington

's birthday by the federal government on February 22nd each year

Washington

's farewell address is still read in the United States Senate

Presidents

Day lets us acknowledge and celebrate all of the accomplishments that the earliest

presidents

have done to help create and build what the United States of America is today so no matter what you call
it or how you celebrate it

Presidents

Day is an important holiday for the United States of America hey thank you like this video hey did you learn something new then don't forget to sub and smash that like button and we'll see you on the next hey guess what boom