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Presidents' Day Facts For Kids

Presidents' Day Facts For Kids
hey glad to have you on this president's day fax video for

kids

and for adults and for your dog your iguana whatever else might be interested in hearing this because here's the thing this is a weird holiday you're about to learn why a lot of people don't realize this this is a weird holiday i mean let's just be honest you're going to learn about it's okay you'll impress your friends with the

facts

strap in because honestly it's just it's just weird
presidents day facts for kids
there's no other word for it the first thing you are going to learn about

presidents

day is that it is complicated more than you would think there are several disagreements over this simple holiday did you know people don't agree on what to call it people don't agree how to spell it and people don't even agree over what it's celebrating okay really weird but let's start at the beginning president's day is an american holiday it became a national holiday in 1879. the
president then was rutherford b hayes and rutherford b hayes you can see him here handsome guy weird hair nice guy great great president right president rutherford b hayes wanted the birthday of our first president george washington to be a federal holiday george washington's birthday was february 22nd the holiday was often called washington's birthday instead of president's day and was always celebrated on february 22nd here's a picture of a streetcar that was decorated for
washington's birthday this is a picture from 1892 long time ago pretty simple right but then came the disagreements in 1968 some people tried to change president's day to the third monday of february they failed at least at first you see three years later it was changed president's day became the third monday of february instead of always being on february 22nd so it wasn't always on washington's birthday anymore then it got interesting you see people didn't agree on
presidents day facts for kids
who to celebrate some people thought hey we need to celebrate george washington it's in honor of george washington's birthday it was george washington's day so we should just celebrate him we need to focus on just him then there are other people that said abraham lincoln's birthday is close too we should celebrate george washington and abraham lincoln it's only fair the two of them right it's great we should celebrate both of these

presidents

on president's day and
then there were still other people who believe it should celebrate george washington abraham lincoln and all the other

presidents

after all it's called president's day and so we should celebrate all of the

presidents

some people believe that and some people believe that all three of these are mistaken and that we should just focus on maybe three

presidents

or four

presidents

the ideas are endless and there are multiple states that believe each of these different things and the government
allows each state to decide who they're going to celebrate on president's day and then people didn't agree on what to call it right so some people believe washington's birthday in their states that call it strictly washington's birthday there are some states and some people who believe it should be called washington's and lincoln's birthday and there are some people in some states that believe it should be called president state with the apostrophe between the t and
presidents day facts for kids
the s that type of spelling means that they're celebrating specifically george washington alone and then other states put the apostrophe after the s as we've done in this video and call it president's day and spell it this way okay so whatever you call it whoever you celebrate there are things almost all of us agree on with this holiday like many stores have huge sales on president's day right huge sales on appliances and on mattresses and furniture and all kinds of things
random things wonderful things big sales and because it's a federal holiday schools are closed on president's day and like other federal holidays post offices are closed on president's day see we can all agree on things with this holiday right but there's another thing that unites us all on this holiday every single state celebrates george washington some states celebrate abraham lincoln too some states celebrate all the

presidents

but every state celebrates george washington it
all comes back to him we're gonna end on these cherries because there's that legend about george washington and the cherry tree and him being honest when he was asked if he chopped it down now that story is a legend and the person who made it up admitted that it was just a myth it was just a legend but it still is a symbol of george washington and people love eating cherries on president's day so if you're able to grab a couple cherries and remember the first president united
states and if you want to you can remember the other guys too