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Learn American Holidays – Washington’s Birthday


hi everyone I’m Alisha on the third
Monday of February every year the United States pays tribute to its first
president George Washington Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday and
federal government workers get the day off it’s not as widely celebrated as
some other national holidays however sometimes the holiday is referred to as
Presidents Day there’s a rather odd tradition associated with Washington’s
Birthday and Presidents Day try to guess what it is we’ll show you the answer at
the end of this video Washington’s Birthday is not among the u.s. holidays
that are associated with large-scale celebrations there are celebrations in
some cities but compared to other major holidays in the United States this one
is rather reserved in nature Washington’s Birthday is often part of
the combined Presidents Day celebration most of the time Presidents Day
emphasizes the two people who are generally considered to be the greatest
presidents of the United States George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
Washington’s birthday is culturally significant to the United States because
of General Washington’s revered place in history he was the first American
president and beyond that he was handed a unanimous electoral college victory to
win that office he is also the most celebrated general in the Revolutionary
Army that defeated the British the biggest celebrations of his holiday are
held at the George Washington birthplace nat’l monument in Virginia and at Mount
Vernon George Washington designed the first
metal intended for the average soldier the Purple Heart one of the most
respected US service medals in existence is given to soldiers who were injured in
battle and it was designed by Washington himself and now here’s the answer to the
quiz believe it or not sales are a tremendous part of the traditional
Washington’s Birthday and Presidents Day celebrations furniture stores and car
dealerships are particularly notable for holding sales on this day how is this
lesson did you learn something interesting do you celebrate the
birthdays of important leaders in your country please leave a comments at
English class 101.com until next time

Stephen Childs

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