Introduction and origin –
President’s Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is a federal holiday observed in the United States on the third Monday of February. President’s day that celebrate all U.S. presidents specifically George Washington who was born on February 22, the first President of the United States. Sen. Steven Wallace Dorsey of Arkansas was the first one to propose this day as federal holiday and in 1879 president Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law. Since then it’s called “Washington’s birthday’’ which was only applied to District of Columbia. But in 1885, the celebration expanded to the entire country. America celebrates this day to pay tribute to all American presidents, past and present.
How to celebrate President Day
President’s Day is viewed as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance. Many patriotic and historical groups stage celebrations, re-enactments and other events to highlight this holiday. Around the country, historic and patriotic groups hold events and celebrations. Schools in a number of States are required to spend the days teaching students about the accomplishments of United States’ presidents, specifically focusing on the lives of Washington and Lincoln.
How American kids celebrate President Day
Kids on Presidents day learn more about this day and develop a better understanding and know the importance of the day. Children plans Presidential skits, watch George Washington’s Birthday Parade, pay visit to exhibition at The American History Museum and bake a cherry pie to honor President Washington.
Quotes By President’s –
- “I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.” – Woodrow Wilson
- “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” -Woodrow Wilson
- “Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Quincy Adams
- “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman
- “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – George Washington
GREETING MESSAGES –
- “Honouring the leaders of our country. Happy President’s Day.”
- “Salute to all the great presidents who ruled our country. Your great deeds are always remembered. Happy President’s
- America was fortunate to get a president like George Washington and today on his birthday I just want to spread the word that follow his footprints to make America what he dreamt of. Happy President’s day.
- Posterity — you will never realize the amount it has cost my generation to preserve your opportunity. I trust you will utilize it. Never let him down. He worked really hard for this. Happy President’s day.
- A president’s hardest task is not to make the wisest decision, yet to realize what is correct. He did everything. Happy President’s day citizens.
Answer the following questions
Q1. President Day is also known as –
- Washington’s Day
- Trump’s Day
- Bill Clinton’s Day
- John Adam’s Day
Q2. In which year the celebration of President’s Day expanded?
Q3. Write down three ways to wish President’s day.
Q4. Who said “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph” ?
- George Washington
- Harry S. Truman
- Woodrow Wilson
- Woodrow Wilson
Q5. What you will gift to your friend this President’s Day and why?