In the United States it is celebrated on the third Monday of February, initially created in commemoration of the birth of the first president, George Washington, on February 22, 1732. It has been a federal holiday since 1885; however, since 1971 this holiday became popularly known as Presidents' Day to celebrate all the presidents of the United States.
The origin of this celebration is attributed to Arkansas Senator Steven W. Dorsey, who at the end of the 1870s proposed celebrating George Washington Day as a federal holiday on February 22, since the first President was born on that day. This proposal was ratified in 1879 by President Rutherford Birchard Hayes, converting the initiative of the state representative into the day to commemorate the birth of Washington. Years later, in 1968, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was signed, through which different festivities were passed to certain Mondays of each month. From this new law, many states began to celebrate the memory of President Abraham Lincoln, also born in February, on the 12th. Three years later, in 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the third Monday of each month as the Day of the President, in order to honor the memory of all the top leaders of the United States.
This is a date to pay tribute to these characters who have left a great legacy, which is why it is customary to carry out a wreath-laying ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, as well as dinners organized by the Republican Party with the intention of raising money. At CHURROMANIA we celebrate with the snacks that most represent American culture, enjoying a delicious ChurroDog.
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