Lincoln’s Birthday V

February 12 is Lincoln’s Birthday. Lincoln and the Bible, Nation Under God, Lincoln's Birthday, President Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809, so it has now been 212 years since his birth.

1960 Scrapbook Clipping - Abraham LIncoln - Frank MillerWhere and where Lincoln’s Birthday is celebrated is getting more complicated over time.

Here in California some public institutions celebrate it on February 12 and others on the Monday before President’s Day. By celebrating on the Monday before there are two long weekends in a row.

Our local library was closed on Monday this week, but the courts are closed on Friday. The post office did not close at all this week. The local schools were closed on Monday.

Some businesses will be open and others will be closed. Many businesses have dropped the celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday in favor of other holidays. For many it was convenient to simply combine Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthdays into Presidents’ Day to free up a day to observe another holiday.

Mister Lincoln, Rose Bush, Red Rose, Rose BloomsI remember Lincoln by having a Mister Lincoln rose bush in my front yard. Unfortunately, the time of his birthday is during the short time of year when it doesn’t bloom.

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America, Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills, Books, President LIncoln

At least there are other times in the year when we can remember Lincoln, like the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

Abraham Lincoln, Books, Lincoln's Birthday, Reading ListTomorrow I may look through some of my many books about Lincoln as I remember him on his birthday.

Steven

 

 

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1 Response to Lincoln’s Birthday V

  1. Lincoln’s Birthday V

    On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “February 12 is Lincoln’s Birthday. Abraham Lincoln was > born in 1809, so it has now been 212 years since his birth. Where and where > Lincoln’s Birthday is celebrated is getting more complicated over time. > Here in California some public institution” >

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