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US Celebrates Presidents' Day Holiday

Monday is Presidents' Day in the U.S.  Millions of workers and school children are getting a day off for the annual holiday. Many patriotic and historical groups use the day for staging celebrations and reenactments of historical events. It first became a federal holiday in 1879 to celebrate the February 22 birthday of George Washington, the first U.S. president. Nearly a century later, in 1968, Congress passed a law shifting the celebration of several federal holidays from...

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