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Why do we celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday?
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

Again with another nonsensical question from you? (not that I mind)

Let's see... President's day not only celebrates Lincoln's birthday, but also George Washington- and I think some use this day to celebrate all presidents in a general sense. Also... I think the electronics stores just wanted some excuse to put up sales and have more available customers, or something. The 4th of July celebrates the birthday of our country- and it is more of a patriotic holiday... actually, it's not a holiday, is it? President's day is more of a business holiday, like Valentine's day, which is also not a national holiday. And if you think about it history wise... we had 5 or 6 notable presidents, and then a huge gap of insignificance until Abraham Lincoln, who managed to correct a wrong being practiced for centuries, and for keeping/rebuilding our country together. Don't forget- he also guided America through its first, and only, civil war. And, what about other people's birthdays, like Martin Luther King Jr., or Jesus (if you believe in Christmas)? Are you saying those people aren't important? You said it didn't make sense to celebrate someone else's birthday as a national holiday- but without that "someone", we wouldn't be what we are today. It might also have something to do with how Lincoln treated some non-whites better than other people, and helped to better their lives in this society. Because America is a "melting pot" filled with non-whites along with whites, maybe the country decided to celebrate his birthday for their sakes. By the way, the same Lincoln was able to change the date of celebration for another holiday- Thanksgiving. Why should we not celebrate his birthday? Would you rather go to school? (sorry for the people who don't have the day off)

Just to make it clear- President's day celebrates the presidents.
4th of July celebrates the country. There is a difference.

The U.S. isn't just about the president- there's still two other branches of government, arguably with more power than the president.


Biatch, learn how to read: President's day celebrates the day Jesus was born. Every single president was all present at his birth. Thus, it is called President's Day. Christmas is a myth fabricated by Jay Nixon who wasn't invited. It's in the Bible, dammit!
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Posted 2/16/13
Because the government tell us so. There. That is the answer. End of discussion.
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trinkit wrote:


kennk5 wrote:


trinkit wrote:...

because the post office has a strong union and they wanted a paid day off


You are showing your lack of knowledge of history and how holidays come into being. No union can make a holiday.


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My comment was a facetious remark. And you are technically wrong. When the union my dad belongs to had contract negotiations and the company said their pay and their benefits could get no better, the union ARBITRARILY picked the second Monday in August as a paid holiday. The company agreed. So a union CAN make a holiday.




We are talking about two very different types of "holiday".

I have been referring to the holiday recognized and listed by the federal gov which I believe is the topic of this thread. These can be found listed in most of the calendars in use today. I checked mine and didnt see a holiday listed on Monday in July-August & September except on Sep 2nd/Labor Day, A local union is not capable of creating a Federal Holiday. It is able to add a negotiated off day with pay commonly called a holiday, but it will not show up on any calendar.

Now to add a little background......I served as a Union Steward for a total of 9 years & on our local negotiating board for 1 year. I worked for a Federal agency- The Dept. of Defense. We worked out a floating day off with pay. Everybody called it a "Floating Holiday"

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My comment was a facetious remark.
A remark like that unless blatantly silly may be considered serious.
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Because he was an amazing man and helped our country very much.
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Isnt that what's President's Day is for?
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Posted 2/18/13
i get off school that day. being out of school on a week day is pretty good celebration to me.
Posted 2/18/13
If it weren't for this special day, I would not have finished my essay on time.

So thank you, deceased presidents, I honor your memories by pushing aside my procrastinating tendencies and using this day to be productive.
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Thak wrote:

I don't get President's Day off. :(


Hahahaha, sucker
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As someone pointed out before, all vampire hunter's should be remembered for their bravery.
Posted 2/18/13 , edited 2/18/13
I'd say "who cares, we get school off!"
However, not anymore.





CaptBearHugs wrote:


Thak wrote:

I don't get President's Day off. :(


Hahahaha, sucker


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I am against all Holidays.


Yeah all except the April 20th right?
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'MURICA FUCK YEAH

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moneygrip3030 wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

I am against all Holidays.


Yeah all except the April 20th right?


Yeah. Ha ha.

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mhibicke wrote:

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?


Thank you, I am glad there are those few in this country that remember what being AMERICAN is.

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bluerunner wrote:


mhibicke wrote:

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?


Thank you, I am glad there are those few in this country that remember what being AMERICAN is.



What is an American?
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