- Lincoln's Birthday
official_name=Birthday of President Abraham Lincoln
Illinoisand various U.S. states
significance=Honors 16th President of the United States
Lincoln's Birthday is a legal holiday in some
U.S. statesincluding Illinois, Connecticut, California, Missouri, New York, New Jerseyand Indiana. It is observed on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 1809[ Indiana celebrates it the day after the fourth Thursday in November (See Infoplease @ [http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0002069.html] )] .
The day is marked by traditional wreath-laying ceremonies at
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Sitein Hodgenville, Kentucky, and at the Lincoln Memorialin Washington, DC. The latter has been the site of a ceremony ever since the Memorial was dedicated. Since that event in 1922, observances continue to be organized by the Lincoln Birthday National Commemorative Committeeand by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. A wreath is laid on behalf of the President of the United States, a custom also carried out at the gravesites of all US presidents on their birthdays. Lincoln's tomb is in Springfield, Illinois.
Many states that had formerly observed this holiday have created a joint holiday to honor both Lincoln and
George Washington, sometimes calling it "Presidents Day". It coincides with the Federal holiday officially designated "Washington's Birthday", observed on the third Monday of February. There has never been an annual Federal holidayhonoring Lincoln.
* [http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/010500050k24-2.htm Illinois Code: State Holidays]
* [http://www.cga.ct.gov/2007/pub/Chap002.htm Connecticut: Legal Holidays and Standard of Time]
* [http://www.nps.gov/abli Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site]
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