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Why do we celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday?
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It really doesn't make any sense to make someone else's birthday a national holiday. Isn't the 4th of July enough?
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1. First president to be assassinated.

2. Signed emancipation proclamation.

3. Kept the united states ultimately united, following the civil war.

4. Gettysburg Address

5. House Divided Speech

6. Vampire hunting.

NOPE! I just CAN'T for the life of me see a reason why we should celebrate this dude!
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Guess you're against Christmas too.
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We don't celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday. You were probably told this in elementary school, but they lied to you.

According to Wikipedia, Presidents Day was originally set on George Washington's birthday, and called George Washington's birthday, but moved in 1951 when the name changed to Presidents Day. It started in 1879 as a day off for all government employees and snowballed from there.

As for why... who wants to go to work when they don't have to?
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It is actually only celebrated nationwide unofficially. I believe there is actually only around 10 states that acknowledge it as being an official holiday. The 4th of July isn't related to any president or their achievements.
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

It is actually only celebrated nationwide unofficially. I believe there is actually only around 10 states that acknowledge it as being an official holiday. The 4th of July isn't related to any president or their achievements.


Yea because two future presidents declaring our independence has nothing to do with any presidents or their achievements, i should clarify i am not trying to be rude, since that seems to be everyone's way of thinking. And why did the topic creator pick out abraham lincoln to ask why we celebrate president birthdays theres a ton of other presidents whos names are on the calenders that would be better picks then someone who helped the way to free my people and move us along the right path.
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Posted 2/12/13
I am against all Holidays.
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because the post office has a strong union and they wanted a paid day off
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Astigea wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

It is actually only celebrated nationwide unofficially. I believe there is actually only around 10 states that acknowledge it as being an official holiday. The 4th of July isn't related to any president or their achievements.


Yea because two future presidents declaring our independence has nothing to do with any presidents or their achievements, i should clarify i am not trying to be rude, since that seems to be everyone's way of thinking. And why did the topic creator pick out abraham lincoln to ask why we celebrate president birthdays theres a ton of other presidents whos names are on the calenders that would be better picks then someone who helped the way to free my people and move us along the right path.


The holiday is celebrating the independence and "birthday" of the country and not focusing on any particular president or their achievement even though presidents signing it is definitely an achievement. The focus just isn't really on that part of it. I would assume they have singled out Lincoln as it is his birthday today and their state may be among the ones to celebrate it officially thus bringing up the question.
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Posted 2/12/13
I don't get President's Day off.
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Posted 2/12/13
I don't celebrate his birthday.
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As being the best president we've had (arguments can be made for FDR too though), it's deserved 100% imo.
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Posted 2/12/13

Astigea wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

It is actually only celebrated nationwide unofficially. I believe there is actually only around 10 states that acknowledge it as being an official holiday. The 4th of July isn't related to any president or their achievements.


Yea because two future presidents declaring our independence has nothing to do with any presidents or their achievements, i should clarify i am not trying to be rude, since that seems to be everyone's way of thinking. And why did the topic creator pick out abraham lincoln to ask why we celebrate president birthdays theres a ton of other presidents whos names are on the calenders that would be better picks then someone who helped the way to free my people and move us along the right path.


Because holidays like these take about 100 years or more to establish after the person died. MLKJ getting his own day already is kind of unusual in that sense.
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Abraham Lincoln...

Was a freaking racist.
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Abraham Lincoln...

Was a freaking racist.


Troll alert. But if your not trolling I would like your information like where you found it and all that cause I am always interested in new stuff about presidents i like.
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