We used to have Washington’s birthday and Lincoln’s birthday — February was a very Presidential month!
Have you ever wondered whatever happened to Lincoln’s birthday and how we ended up with this “Presidents Day” holiday? And just what does it mean? Is it a mashup of Washington and Lincoln’s birthday? That’s what I always assumed, until Snopes set me straight. This post, explains how Nixon (yes, Nixon) created “Presidents Day” as a holiday meant to honor all presidents — not just Washington and Lincoln. (So I guess we are celebrating Nixon today, too….)