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When is Lincoln's Birthday in 2024?

Lincoln's Birthday in 2024 is on the Monday, 12th of Feb (2/12/2024).

Lincoln's Birthday is on the 43th day of 2024. There are 323 days left in the year.

Lincoln's Birthday Facts

  • Date: Feb 12, 2024
  • Regional
  • Also Called: Lincoln's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Day, Lincoln Day
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; visit museums and monuments
Lincoln's Birthday iImage Credit: Wikipedia

Lincoln’s Birthday celebrates the life of the 16th and one of the most popular presidents in the United States. In some states, it is known as Abraham Lincoln Day or Lincoln Day.

Who was Abraham Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in the year 1809. He lived in Indiana for some time before moving to Illinois, where he worked as a farmer, storeman, captain in the Black Hawk War, and also served as a lawyer. Abraham Lincoln was married to Mary Todd with whom they had four sons, though only one lived to maturity. Lincoln’s political career began at the age of 23 when he campaigned for the Illinois General Assembly but was unsuccessful. In 1854, he joined the Republican Party, which led to his win for the presidency in 1860. Abraham Lincoln was the president during the entire period of the American Civil War, and he struggled to preserve the Union and issue the emancipation proclamation. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. The first Lincoln’s Birthday was observed one year after his death.

When is Lincoln’s Birthday?

Lincoln’s Birthday is observed on February 12 every year regardless of the day of the week it falls on. However, some states like Indiana recognize the holiday on the day after Thanksgiving.

Is Lincoln’s Birthday a public holiday?

Lincoln’s Birthday is a state holiday in select states like California, Missouri, Illinois, and Connecticut. It is, therefore, a day off to the general population of these states. In some states, Lincoln’s Birthday is not a stand-alone holiday. For instance, in Washington, Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio, the holiday is combined with George Washington’s Birthday.

What is open or closed on Lincoln’s Birthday?

Many state offices remain closed in regions where Lincoln’s Birthday is a state holiday. Some schools, courts, and organizations, however, remain open in some states. Depending on the local custom, some businesses are likely to stay open.

Things to do on Lincoln’s Birthday

Lincoln’s Birthday is marked by a variety of activities that you can indeed take part in. The most popular is the wreath-laying ceremony at the icon’s birthplace historic site in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Another wreath-laying ceremony is at Gettysburg address at Lincoln Memorial at Washington.

It would be great to visit museums and monuments across the United States dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. There are drawings, statues, photographs, and paintings preserved to honor him. Some great places you may consider visiting include Lincoln’s portrait located on the American five-dollar bill, Lincoln’s likeness at Mount Rushmore. If you are in Washington, then you can tour the famous Lincoln Memorial.

For some fun, you can clad in a hat and put a beard. Abraham Lincoln was known for his signature stovepipe hat. The hat served as a cover for his head, but it was also a hiding place to store letters and other important documents. Abraham Lincoln was also the first president to grow a beard, and it would be, therefore, an honor to grow a beard or even adorn a fake one.

Lincoln's Birthday Observances

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  • Feb 12, 2020
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  • Feb 12, 2021
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  • Feb 12, 2022
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  • Feb 12, 2023

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