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When is Presidents Day? This year, Presidents Day is on Monday, February 20. Every year, Presidents Day is on the third Monday of February. The date of Presidents Day changes every year, in part because President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968. The Uniform Holiday Bill said that three holidays, including Presidents Day, had to be on Mondays. This was done to keep the government from shutting down in the middle of the week and to give the government more long weekends. What is Presidents Day? As a way to honor the first President of [...]
Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 in honor of a number of saints. Throughout the Middle Ages, the day came to represent romantic love in England. This might have happened after the pagan fertility celebrations that were celebrated as the winter came to an end all around Europe. In the old days, lovers would write one other letters. Commercial cards became accessible in the middle of the nineteenth century. It is a holiday celebrating romantic love, and plenty of people send gifts, cards, and flowers to their partners or spouses. Additionally, they might get a hotel room [...]
Martin Luther King Jr. is a historical figure with deep roots in social justice and civil rights. His life and words have given Americans the strength to fight for equality for many years. People remember him for his strong leadership in the U.S. civil rights movement, his belief in nonviolence, and his efforts to make big changes in U.S. laws. King's path to becoming a leader began early, when he went to college at age 15. He got his degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, which is one of the historically Black colleges and universities in the United States. King [...]
Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the US and Canada that honors the harvest and other good things that happened over the past year. Most Americans think that their Thanksgiving holiday is based on a harvest feast that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people had in 1621. Thanksgiving Day didn't become an official holiday until the Northerners took over the federal government. Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of the popular magazine Godey's Lady's Book, pushed for a national Thanksgiving Day to bring people together during the middle of the 19th century. She finally got President Abraham Lincoln to back [...]
Veterans Day is still observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week it falls on. The return of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but also helps to focus attention on the important purpose of the holiday: to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Columbia College would like to introduce some related events in the community. 1. City of Falls Church Veterans Day Ceremony Every year, November 11st at 11am, the Recreation and Parks Department [...]