Today is president’s day in the USA. If you’re an English language learner interested in American traditions you’ll like to know that it all started with Washington’s Birthday which is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and concurrent with Presidents’ Day. Washington’s Birthday is commonly referred to as Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day was started by President Nixon, to honor all past presidents of the United States, and set on the day when Washington’s Birthday was celebrated.
Both Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays are in February and most English language learners will know that there was a worldwide ‘day’ last week in honor of a special saint, the special day now has a romantic meaning or connotation, do you know what holiday it was? And if you’re an English language learner from outside of the U.S., how is it celebrated in your country?