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WY Legislature observes Presidents’ Day

February 20 @ 12:00 am 12:00 pm

Both WY chambers will be in recess until Tuesday February 21.

 President George Washington’s birthdate is February 22, 1732  and President Abraham Lincoln’s birthdate is February 12, 1809.  The Presidents’ Day holiday now replaces separate celebrations of the Lincoln and Washington birthdays

The first federal holiday commemorating an individual  honored Washington on February 22, 1885.

On this day celebrations and speeches are scheduled in DC and major museums and libraries.  One I find interesting tells the story of Washington’s approximately three years after his presidency.   Read more>>>

WY Legislature observes Presidents’ Day