Washington's Birthday

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Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.wikipedia
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Lincoln's Birthday

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Although Lincoln's birthday, February 12, was never a federal holiday, nearly half of the state governments have officially renamed their Washington's Birthday observances as "Presidents' Day", "Washington and Lincoln Day", or other such designations.
Instead Lincoln's Birthday is combined with a celebration of President George Washington's birthday (also in February) and celebrated either as Washington's Birthday or as Presidents' Day on the third Monday in February, concurrent with the federal holiday.

Public holidays in the United States

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The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day, President's Day, and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday. Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might officially celebrate Washington alone, Washington and Abraham Lincoln (whose birthday is February 12), or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April).
February 15–21 (floating Monday) – this federal holiday is renamed "George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday"

Federal holidays in the United States

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Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.

Uniform Monday Holiday Act

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Since the Uniform Federal Holidays Act of 1971, its observance can occur between February 15 and February 21 inclusive.
The Act moved Washington's Birthday (February 22), Memorial Day (May 30), and Veterans Day (November 11) from fixed dates to designated Mondays, and established as a federal holiday Columbus Day—which had previously been celebrated in some states on October 12—to a designated Monday.

Family Day (Canada)

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The date was chosen to coincide with Washington's Birthday, in order to avoid disrupting trade with the United States.

Daisy Bates (activist)

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George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day in Arkansas
Little Rock paid perhaps the ultimate tribute, not only to Bates but to the new era she helped initiate, by opening the Daisy Bates Elementary School and by making the third Monday in February George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day an official state holiday.

Alexandria, Virginia

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In Washington's adopted hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, celebrations are held throughout February.
Other parades in Old Town celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and the birthday of George Washington.

Cherry pie

A food traditionally associated with the holiday is cherry pie, based on the legendary chopping down of a cherry tree in Washington's youth.
It is also associated with the celebration of Washington's Birthday because of the legend of young Washington’s honesty regarding the felling of a cherry tree.

George Washington's Farewell Address

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Since 1862 there has been a tradition in the United States Senate that George Washington's Farewell Address be read on his birthday.
Washington's Birthday is observed by selecting a member of the Senate to read the address aloud on the Senate floor, alternating between political parties each year.

List of American films of 2016

On February 11, Deadpool earned $12.7 million in Thursday night previews, breaking the record for an R-rated preview and surpassing The Hangover Part II ($10.4 million on 26 May 2011). Between February 11th and 12th, the film grossed $47.5 million, surpassing The Matrix Reloaded for the largest single-day R-rated gross ($42.5 million on 15 May 2003). The film grossed $135 million in its opening weekend, again surpassing The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million on 15–17 May 2003) for all-time R-rated opening weekend, and surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey for an R-rated opening in February ($85.2 million on 13–15 February 2015); earning another $17.25 million on Monday the 15th, the film grossed $150 million over Presidents' Day Weekend, surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey ($93 million on 13–16 February 2015). On February 20, the film became the 13th R-rated film to reach $200 million and the fastest R-rated film to do so, achieving the milestone in nine days, surpassing The Matrix Reloaded (which took eleven days to reach the benchmark). On February 24, the film became the 6th R-rated film to reach $250 million and the fastest R-rated film to do so, achieving the milestone in 13 days, surpassing The Passion of the Christ (which took 18 days to reach the benchmark). On March 5, the film became just the third R-rated film to reach $300 million and the fastest R-rated film to do so, achieving the milestone in 23 days, surpassing The Passion of the Christ (which took 29 days to reach the benchmark). On March 29, the film became just the third R-rated film to reach $350 million and the fastest R-rated film to do so, achieving the milestone in 47 days, tying Passion of the Christ; on that date, the film also surpassed American Sniper to become the second-highest grossing R-rated film of all time.

2018 in film

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Black Panther grossed $202million in its opening weekend and $242.16million over the four-day holiday weekend, breaking the record for a February opening weekend and a Presidents' Day weekend, surpassing Deadpool ($132.4million and $152.2million in 2016), and recording the biggest opening weekend and total for a film directed by a black filmmaker, surpassing The Fate of the Furious ($98.8million by F. Gary Gray in 2017). It also became just the fifth movie ever to gross more than $200million [[List of highest-grossing openings for films#Biggest opening weekends in the U.S. and Canada|domestically]] in its opening weekend (joining The Avengers, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi). On Monday, February 19, the film grossed another $40.17million, breaking the record for a Monday gross and surpassing Force Awakens ($40.11million on December 21, 2015). The subsequent $242.16 million four-day opening weekend became the second-biggest four-day gross ever, only behind The Force Awakens' $288.07 million. On February 23–25, the film grossed another $111.7million, recording the second-biggest second weekend gross behind The Force Awakens ($149.2million on December 25–27, 2015) and becoming just the fourth film to gross more than $100million in its second weekend (joining The Avengers, Jurassic World, and The Force Awakens). On February 27, the film became the first superhero origin film and the tenth film overall to gross $500 million domestically (doing so in 17 days, the third fastest film to reach the milestone behind The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), surpassing Wonder Woman ($412.6million in 2017) to become the highest-grossing single character superhero origin film; on March 9, the film reached $549.2million domestically, surpassing The Dark Knight to become the highest grossing solo superhero film of all time. On March 16, the film became the seventh film to gross $600 million domestically (doing so in 31 days, the second fastest film to reach the milestone behind The Force Awakens), and just the second superhero movie to do so (along with Avengers). On March 24, the film reached a total domestic gross of US$626 million to become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, surpassing The Avengers (US$623.4 million in 2012). On March 30, the film became the fifth film to gross $650 million domestically (doing so in 45 days, the second fastest film to reach the milestone behind Force Awakens). On April 7, it reached a total domestic gross of US$663.2 million to surpass Titanic as the third-highest-grossing film in the United States and Canada. On August 3, it reached a total domestic gross of $700 million, becoming the third film to reach the mark.

Not My Presidents Day

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"Not My Presidents Day" (sometimes "Not My President's Day", or "Not My Presidents' Day") was a series of rallies against the President of the United States, Donald Trump, held on Washington's Birthday (an American federal holiday also known as Presidents' Day), February 20, 2017.

Boulder International Film Festival

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The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), sponsored by the Colorado Film Society, is held annually on Presidents Day Weekend in Boulder, Colorado USA, and has developed a reputation as one of the most compelling young film festivals in the U.S., exhibiting a number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries, animations, and shorts that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations, including ''Monsieur Lazhar, Burma VJ, Revanche, Wasp, Miracle Fish, The Conscience of Nhem Eh, Waste Land, Incident in New Baghdad, Instead of Abracadabra, Raju, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, West Bank Story, The Secret of Kells, 5 Broken Cameras, Chasing Ice, Curfew, Asad, The Missing Picture, and The Wind Rises.'' More than 23,600 filmmakers, national media, special guests and film enthusiasts attended the four-day BIFF 2014.

Lane Technical College Prep High School

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It was founded in 1908 and dedicated on Washington's Birthday in 1909, as the Albert Grannis Lane Manual Training High School.

List of Daytona 500 winners

From 1971-2011, it was associated with Presidents Day weekend, taking place on the Sunday before the third Monday in February.

1971 in the United States

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January 1 – The Uniform Monday Holiday Act takes effect: Washington's Birthday and several other Federal holidays are always observed on certain Mondays, resulting in more three-day weekends for federal employees.

James G. Evans

James G. Evans (born in New York City, September 1809) was an American artist most famous for painting the "Celebration Of Washington's Birthday at Malta On Board The USS Constitution, Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, 1837" now in the collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum.

Daytona 500

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From 1971 to 2011, and again since 2018, the event has been as associated with Presidents Day weekend, taking place on the Sunday before the third Monday in February.

NASCAR lore

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For the first time in its history, CBS televised the race live flag-to-flag on national television. A major snowstorm, known as the Presidents Day Snowstorm of 1979, bogged down most of the Northeast and parts of the Midwest, increasing the viewership of the event. Donnie Allison was leading the race on the final lap with Cale Yarborough drafting him tightly. Yarborough attempted a slingshot pass at the end of the backstretch, and Allison attempted to block. With both drivers refusing to give, the cars banged together three times until crashing into the outside wall in turn 3. Third place Richard Petty, running a half a lap behind, sailed by to take the victory. Just before CBS' cameras picked up Petty, they prematurely followed Buddy Arrington (who was driving a borrowed year-old Petty car) across the line. The cameras then found Petty and Waltrip, who were just coming off of turn 2, and followed them to the checkered flag. Donnie Allison and Yarborough climbed out of their cars and began to argue. Bobby Allison stopped at the scene, and a fight broke out on national television. The story made the front page of The New York Times. It is largely considered the point at which NASCAR arrived as a popular national sport.

USS Albemarle (AV-5)

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In Havana harbor, Albemarle dressed ship for Washington's Birthday, her 21-gun salute to the American national holiday returned gun-for-gun by the Cuban gunboat Yarn.

John Lothrop Motley

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(An article in The Eastern Herald, the only newspaper then published in Maine, announced that "Citizen Motley" would host a celebration on Washington's Birthday 1793 "rejoicing at the emancipation of our sister republic, France."

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

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The 24-hour marathon (known as The ‘Thon) starts at noon on the Sunday of President's Holiday weekend and runs, non-stop until noon the following day.

I Love Lisa

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Heartbroken, Ralph channels his feelings into his performance as George Washington in the school's President's Day pageant.

School holiday

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Winter Break – One week in February (usually at or around President's Day) or March (depending on the region).