Lincoln's Birthday (observed) in USA in 2020

Lincoln's Birthday (observed) in USA in 2020

  How long until Lincoln's Birthday (observed)?
This holiday next takes place in 137 days.
  Dates of Lincoln's Birthday (observed) in USA
2022 Feb 12, Nov 25
IndianaFri, Nov 25Government Holiday
ConnecticutSat, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisSat, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriSat, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkSat, Feb 12Government 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
2020 Feb 12, Nov 27
IndianaFri, Nov 27Government Holiday
ConnecticutWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkWed, Feb 12Government Holiday
2019 Feb 12, Nov 29
IndianaFri, Nov 29Government Holiday
ConnecticutTue, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisTue, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriTue, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkTue, Feb 12Government Holiday
2018 Feb 12, Nov 23
IndianaFri, Nov 23Government Holiday
ConnecticutMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
IllinoisMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
MissouriMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
New YorkMon, Feb 12Government Holiday
  Summary
Celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. Actual birthday is 12th February
  Which regions observe Lincoln's Birthday in 2020?
  ConnecticutFeb 12Government Holiday
  IllinoisFeb 12Government Holiday
  IndianaNov 27Government Holiday
  MissouriFeb 12Government Holiday
  New YorkFeb 12Government 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.

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