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Surprise! There is no official Presidents’ Day holiday!
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 18, 2013 11:05 a.m.

Today is not the holiday you think it is, as Peter Grier explains HERE:

We know we’re swimming up a creek without a paddle here but there is no federal Presidents’ Day holiday. We don’t care what your mattress ad says – is that a legal document?

The official name of today’s day off is “George Washington’s Birthday.”  It’s supposed to honor the Father of Our Country, and only him. Not Abraham Lincoln, not Franklin D. Roosevelt,  not any other of the nation’s former chief executives. Chester A. Arthur  will just have to get his own holiday, if he ...
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