"I thought the goal of Presidents' Day was getting steep discounts on mattresses and furniture".
And the several states have a different name for this government paid vacation day. Others merely want a suspension: "We should cancel Presidents' Day for the next 4 years", fumed Dimitri Zavala.
And then there is the Great State of Louisiana.
Since it's a federal holiday, banks and government buildings are closed. It's Washington's Birthday. At least, that's the holiday. We truly are a very special state.
When George Washington was born, the date was February 11, 1731.
Iraqi forces push into ISIL-held southern Mosul
About 160,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the offensive in October, U.N. officials say. Mosul is the largest city it captured in both countries and its de facto capital in Iraq.
"Which is it? Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day?"
"Do we also celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Presidents' Day?" It will never be on the 22nd, which is when it actually is. This is principally due to the fact Washington was a slave owner.
But even if the professoratti earnestly believe Lincoln's greatness eclipsed that of Washington, the latter is indisputably the Father of Our Country, leading from the battlefield to the constitutional convention to the presidency. Around half the states have state holidays honoring both Lincoln and Washington today.
While Washington's birthday was celebrated on February 22nd until the 20th Century, Congressional leaders moved to a pass the Monday Holiday Law in 1968 to "provide uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on Mondays".
"In 1968, Congress debated whether to combine the two presidents' birthdays into one holiday but decided against it". Here's a brief guide to navigate this federal holiday without wasting too much time heading to locations that are closed. It's marked with a day off for many in the private sector and most of the public sector. On no account can the 45th President be allowed to enjoy his day.
The other 42 have their own attraction at Disney World, they don't need a quasi-holiday as well. But, there is a reason the federal holiday is simply Washington's Birthday.
McCain also said he's concerned about presidential advisor Steve Bannon's role on the National Security Council. He will head back to the White House on Sunday night ahead of another monumental week for his presidency.
The startup noted that it is offering to sell 200 million Class A common shares and is trading in the New York Stock exchange. Some potential investors have already " reacted with fury " over Snap's decision to sell shares with no voting power.
Around Jan. 25, the document says he posted on Facebook the following statement: "Clean up world jewelry in the name of Yahweh". In an instant message on Facebook, McDowell requested an " iron ", a code word for a firearm, the complaint against him said.
Legal constraints bar Pruitt from simply firing any EPA employee who is genuinely committed to environmental protection. Senate on Friday confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be EPA administrator in a 52-46 vote.
US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield is ecpected to be at the event. The official swearing-in of President Barrow has also been tied to The Gambia's 52nd Independence Day celebration.
Trump said, however, that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said no and that the order had to take effect immediately. Judge Leonie Brinkema said the travel restrictions improperly discriminated against Muslims.
According to league sources , former Giants executive Dave Gettleman has brought in a familiar face from his former team. Injury concerns also linger, as Cruz struggled to return to full health and his return took longer than expected.
An official at Los Angeles International Airport said 64 flights were cancelled and 269 delayed because of the storm. Southwest Airlines canceled nearly all of its flights in and out of the area on Friday, along with some Saturday.
South Africa's parliament began considering the ICC issue last month - three months after the government announced its withdrawal. The ruling African National Congress holds a majority in parliament and can force through its decision if it wants.
Trouble is, now that they're suddenly one of the favorites for the Champions League, Verratti sounds quite sold on the "project". In the last four years, PSG went out in the quarterfinals and last year's elimination led to coach Laurent Blanc being fired.
Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties
Wang and Yun also discussed North Korea, the ministry said, with Wang saying efforts to seek peace should not be abandoned. China's Ministry of Commerce has said its ban on coal imports from North Korea would be effective until December 31.
Sauber launches 2017 Formula 1 contender
Referring to the 2016-spec engine, he described it as "a tried and tested system with higher durability to begin with". To sum up, the auto will be able to produce more downforce, more grip resulting in faster lap times.
Rockets From Sinai Explode in Southern Israel
They fell within the area of the Eshkol Regional Council, bordering the Gaza Strip and the Sinai. The IS has been in a vicious conflict with the Egyptian military in the Sinai for years.
Flows of major weapons 'highest since Cold War'
Arms imports by countries in the Middle East increased by 86% in the past five years, compared to the five years prior to 2011. In general, over the past five years, the United States have supplied their weapons to at least 100 countries.
South Korea accuses North Korea of Kim Jong Nam assassination
A man in his mid-40s, Kim Jong-nam was waiting for his flight home to Macau when, authorities say, he was set upon by two women. Officers have already arrested one North Korean, a Malaysian man and a Vietnamese woman, as well as an Indonesian woman.
GOP still trying to unite under 'Obamacare' replacement plan
The House Committee on Ways and Means and House Committee on Energy and Commerce will be tasked with marking up the plan . Bob Corker (R-TN) confessed that "there's not any real discussion taking place" on Capitol Hill about a replacement.
Sen. Collins to oppose Scott Pruitt for EPA chief
ET that will consider whether emails between Pruitt's office and officials at oil and gas companies should be released. They want the vote delayed until after the conclusion of an emergency hearing in Oklahoma to be held at 4 p.m.
'Fist Fight' Review: Less Fun Than a Punch to the Face
After he accidentally causes Strickland to be fired, Campbell is challenged to an after-school fist fight to settle the score. Campbell has even more to worry about. "Did you train for this or did you guys know how to throw a punch?" asked Petrillo.
Men Get Depressed When Partner Is Pregnant
And similar to the new findings , marital relationship quality and stress are the dominant aspect of paternal depression. The researchers found elevated symptoms of prenatal depression in 82 fathers, or 2.3 per cent of the total participants.