Lincoln's Birthday (observed) in USA in 2024

  How long until Lincoln's Birthday (observed)?
Lincoln's Birthday (observed)
  Dates of Lincoln's Birthday (observed) in USA
2025 Feb 12, Nov 28
IndianaFri, Nov 28Government Holiday
ConnecticutWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
2024 Feb 12, Nov 29
IndianaFri, Nov 29Government Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
2023 Feb 13, Nov 24
IndianaFri, Nov 24Government Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Feb 13Government Holiday (in lieu)
IllinoisMon, Feb 13Government Holiday
MissouriMon, Feb 13Government Holiday
New YorkMon, Feb 13Government Holiday (in lieu)
2022 Feb 11, Feb 12, Nov 25
IndianaFri, Nov 25Government Holiday
New YorkSat, Feb 12Government Holiday
ConnecticutFri, Feb 11Government Holiday
IllinoisFri, Feb 11Government Holiday
MissouriFri, Feb 11Government Holiday
2021 Feb 12, Nov 26
IndianaFri, Nov 26Government Holiday
ConnecticutFri, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisFri, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriFri, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkFri, Feb 12Government Holiday

Celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. Actual birthday is 12th February

  Which regions observe Lincoln's Birthday in 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
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Lincoln's Birthday (observed) in Indiana

Indiana recognizes Lincoln's Birthday as a holiday on the day after Thanksgiving.

When is Lincoln's Birthday?

Lincoln's Birthday is a legal holiday celebrated in some U.S. states on February 12th.

Abraham Lincoln's birthday is a state holiday in California, Connecticut, Missouri, and Illinois, falling on February 12th, regardless of the day of the week.

Indiana recognizes Lincoln's Birthday as a holiday on the day after Thanksgiving.

History of Lincoln's Birthday

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809 in LaRue County, Kentucky.

He became the 16th president of the United States in 1860. Notably, he was president during the American Civil War and issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Less than two weeks after the surrender by the Confederates, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth as he watched a play at the Ford's Theatre on April 14th 1865.

Did you know?

Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches tall.

The day is marked by the laying of wreaths at his birthplace in Kentucky and at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

There is some debate over when Lincoln's Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday. Despite efforts by some to make it a legal holiday, it always suffered as Lincoln's birthday was close to that of a previous famous president, George Washington, who was born on February 22nd, whose birthday was already taking hold as a national holiday.

The unofficial renaming of Washington's birthday as Presidents' Day is a way of honoring both Washington and Lincoln and of course, the contribution that all Presidents have made to the United States of America.

Did you know?

Many famous people have claimed to have seen Abraham Lincoln's ghost in the White House, including Winston Churchill, President Lyndon Johnson, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, First Lady Grace Cooldige and Theodore Roosevelt.

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