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(February 15) Today we're celebrating . . . President's Day

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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President’s Day (US)
While originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the holiday has become a general celebration of all US Presidents (past and present).

With the passage of the Monday Holiday Law (1968), the federal celebration of George Washington’s birthday moved from its actual date, February 22nd, to the 3rd Monday of February. The celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (February 12th) while no longer observed as a federal holiday is also customarily celebrated on President’s Day.

link: President’s Day

Did You Know? Countdown to Mardi Gras (02/15)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Mardi Gras and
Fat Tuesday Celebrations

February 15 : 01 day till Mardi Gras

Did you know that King Cakes are a traditional Mardi Gras food?

An oval cake honoring the three kings is decorated in purple, green and gold colors, representing justice, faith and power, respectively. A small plastic baby, symbolizing the Baby Jesus, is baked into each cake. Whoever gets the piece with the baby not only will have good luck that year, but will also be responsible for bringing the King Cake to next year’s party!

Celebrated throughout the Gulf Coast, Mardi Gras is practically synonymous with New Orleans. But you don’t have to live in Creole Country to enjoy a good party. In fact, if you want to get in on the fun, just come join us for our Mardi Gras Ball! We will be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Mardi Gras, February 16th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to President's Day (02/15)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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Did You Know?
February 15

It’s President’s Day!

 

Thank you for counting down to President’s Day with us.

Happy President’s Day,

Louie and the holiday elves

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