HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE. OR IS IT ABE? BOTH? (NEITHER?)
I've got nothing against a three day weekend in the middle of February (thought I'd give it up for an extra one in June), but I don't understand what we're "celebrating."
I really don't get it. Far as I can tell, Abe was born February 12, and George on the 22nd. Am I right so far? Then, we decide that whichever Monday comes most evenly between the 12th & 22nd will be a day off? Is that how it works? But what about this year, when one of the birthday's (Abe's) actually falls on a Monday. Why not have "Presidents" Day on the actual birthday if we're able? Why should this sound radical?
I open the floor to any and all thoughts from my geeky gang of readers. I really want to understand this, and I'd rather hear all manner of folk tales and urban legends before actually trying to look up the answer.