Forestville Residents Confused by President’s Day


Maria Malvado is worried about President’s Day. “During Washington’s Birthday we are besieged with sales. Ten percent off this and ten percent off that. However, during MLK Day we pay full price on everything. How come?”

Dewey Jasper is tormented that President Lincoln has a state holiday but not his own federal holiday day and that he has to share recognition with 42 other presidents, presidents like William Henry Harrison. “Once Harrison got into office, he immediately took a bunch of sick days and then went and died. Who does that? Lincoln freed the slaves and was assassinated too, that’s worth a day, maybe two,” Mr. Jasper said.

Ted Liu is completely lost on how to celebrate President’s Day. “Is it just a day off or do we bake cakes, light candles or exchange gifts? Personally, I feel like I let down this holiday by not acknowledging it in a meaningful manner. I mean with Washington we know to have cherry pie because of the whole tree-chopping incident. I’m not aware of any other president’s cutting any shrubberies.”

President’s Day is an American federal holiday and it is observed on the third Monday of February to remember all the presidents.


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