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USA Considering Presidents' Day Changes
 
(Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Source: US News and World Report (Washington DC)

US Congressman Frank Wolf (Rep. VA) is leading a movement in the US Congress to restore the Washington's Birthday public holiday to its historical fixed date of February 22.

Prior to 1968, February 22nd was observed as Washington's Birthday, and February 12th was observed as Lincoln's Birthday. That year, the 90th Congress voted to shift three existing holidays (including Washington's Birthday) to Mondays, in an effort to achieve a uniform system of federal Monday holidays.

In 1999, bills were introduced in the US House of Representatives (HR-1363) and the US Senate (S-978) to rename the legal public holiday once referred to as Washington's Birthday by that name once again. However, both bills never left committee.

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