Like most of you, you probably had off for President’s Day this past Monday? What is President’s Day? It’s an official holiday to celebrate all the past presidents of the United States. It used to be that we celebrate two President’s birthdays in February – George Washington, the first President of the United States, and Abraham Lincoln, who was President during the Civil War. Both were born in February. But then in 1971, President Nixon combined the two holidays into one and made it more general celebration of Presidents. But most people still associate the holiday with Presidents Washington and Lincoln.
So what did you do for the long weekend? Malia and Sasha Obama went with their parents and grandmother back to their hometown of Chicago for the long weekend. The Obamas are from the city of Chicago and have a house right in the town. Most presidents usually have a retreat someplace in the country that they like to escape to, but President Obama says that’s not for him and he plans to return home to Chicago with his family every few weeks.
The girls got to hang out at home and visit their old friends – we be they talked about how cool it is to sleep in the White House!
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