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February 16, 1987

WHAT IS PRESIDENTS’ DAY?

By CBR Staff Writer

America yesterday took a national holiday for Presidents’ Day but what is Presidents’ Day, people are asking: the answer is that the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln both fall within a few days of each other in February, and states used to observe one or other or both as holidays, so a few years ago, to tidy things up, it was agreed to celebrate the Monday between the two as Presidents’ Day.

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