17.2.14

Presidents' Day 2014: A Haiku Celebration

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." George Washington

 Presidents Day is Actually In Honor of Our 1st President's Birthday... The poster reminds us.
On Presidents' Day
44 Presidents praised
Ab and George's birthdays

 For Presidents' Day
Some honor George, not the rest.
Why?  A misnomer!


Happy Presidents Day! If you have the day off, lucky you; rest and re-connect with friends and family. If not, don't worry, at least you are keeping this great nation running. We celebrate this day in honor of George Washington's birthday, Lincoln's birthday, and by default, in honor of all the 44 Presidents of the USA. Did you know that there isn't a specific presidents day but that over the years, we chose George's birthday as the day and it has become a federal holiday. Many businesses have turned it into a shopping extravaganza and others as a day of rest. What do you do on this day?  Enjoy and more below!


"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws." John Adams 


We celebrate Adam, Jefferson and others for the Declaration of Independence 1776

Celebration Day
A declaration of love
For our Presidents

Federal Off Day
Stores packed, no Presidents found
Thank them, anyway..



 I hope you enjoyed this Presidential haiku and I plan to bring you more haiku and other pieces of  writing throughout the year.  Share your thought with me in the comment section. Thanks again!

Some Food for Thought: Do you celebrate Presidents Day?  How many of the US Presidents do you remember by name? Why do we have this day as a Holiday? Happy February! Love and Peace!

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: George Washington, via Wikipedia.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
 Mirth and Motivation
 Positive Kismet


41 comments:

  1. I am now semi retired and self employed-but even when I was an employee I don't remember ever getting this day off!! There are a lot of sales out there which I am trying to ignore!

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  2. There really are some great shopping deals to be had for this holiday, but I try to behave. I've just been relaxing at home today and I even took a nice long nap.

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  3. Happy President's Day! Back home, we have one as well and it's celebrated under our current president's birthday. No cars are allowed to drive so the streets are empty and full of pedestrians. It's quite nice, actually.

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  4. We don't do much to honor the day, although a small part of me feels bad about that. Side note - a car dealership up the street had a guy out front dressed up as George Washington to advertise a sale they were having and my six year old thought he was a ghost. LOL!

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  5. I don't understand why big businesses have to turn every holiday into a sale! It's so crazy - and unnecessary!

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  6. I had a friend in high school who could name all presidents off in less than 2 minutes. And he could do it forwards and backwards. And then you could say "Who was the 15th president" and he would know without even having to think about it. I wish I could do that.

    We celebrate Presidents day by enjoying our time as a family and discussing what makes a great president.

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  7. I celebrate it by taking advantage of the most amazing day with a BBQ!
    We can name at least 10 presidents in no particulR order

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  8. You certainly have a way of celebrating the spirit of every holiday through your writing.

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  9. We do not have this in the UK so no celebrations for us,thank you for sharing.

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  10. Happy Presidents Day!!! No day off here but it was pretty quite at the office today :)

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  11. We do not celebrate President's Day, but as kids, my children learned a lot about the presidents around this holiday.

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  12. Didn't get the day off, but we did do a lesson on President's Day. Hope you had a great holiday!

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  13. I was a little miffed that my husband's school (university) was up and running today. I like President's Day being a holiday. It's an honor to be living in a Democracy, I think the day is well deserved and all of the presidents should be celebrated.

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  14. Happy President's Day! I love haikus! So much fun to read.

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  15. What some great haiku's to celebrate a day :) x

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  16. Great post! We do not celebrate President's Day in our house. I don't remember a ton of President's by name, Maybe 10 the most!

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  17. I don't celebrate President's Day...but when I was younger, I insisted on putting nuts out in the living room, dining, etc. like on Thanksgiving to celebrate the day.

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  18. I think if it's going to be a federal holiday we shouldn't make it in to a big sale day at the stores. I usually work on President's Day and I think a lot of others do too.

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  19. I think it's cool we have a holiday for our presidents! Too bad I don't have the day off though :P

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  20. I worked on President's Day but since most of the places around us took off, it was a better day than normal :)

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  21. Happy President's Day (belated!) The kids were supposed to have it off but due to the snow it was a make up day. :( Oh well. Next year! :)

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  22. The irascible, cantankerous John Adams is my favorite Founding Father and one of my favorite presidents. I think he's been shamefully overlooked and deserves to be on a piece of our currency with the other Founding Fathers. It's good to see this recognition of what a call a "semi-holiday." I was one of those working, as was my husband. Thanks for paying tribute to all of our country's leaders.

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  23. It is a day that my husband does get off so we celebrate it by going out to lunch and a movie, LOL. I loved the Haiku and Happy Birthday to all of our former Presidents and current President on what ever day that might be.

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  24. My son had the day off school and my hub had the day off work so we lucked out! Happy late presidents day!

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  25. I love the way you put it!

    Michelle F>

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  26. Nice haikus for President's Day! For me, President's Day is just another day, really. I don't get stores having sales, though. I guess any way to make some extra money, though.

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  27. I love a good haiku. And your presidential info!

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  28. Thanks for a great post honoring Presidents day... I had to work all day, my office doesn't close for Presidents day :-( but the kids had the day off of school...

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  29. I actually never knew of Presidents Day - because we don't celebrate it here in our country - but hey, what you do is really lovely - I get to learn from it. Such details are mostly forgotten and ignored and its nice to be refreshed from those inputs from time to time again too. Post more!

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  30. It was just business as usual on Presidents Day in our house, and the hubs had to work. However, we did forget that there was no mail and both my husband and my daughter walked out to check it at different times, lol.

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  31. I love the haikus, especially the second one! :) I'm slightly ashamed to say I would not be able to name all the presidents (history lover that I am) but I always loved that we had off school for the week of President's Day, which just happens to be my birthday week too!

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  32. Interesting quote for the Presidents Day. Still everyone has to work though.

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  33. Presidents' Day is a commemoration of the great founders of the USA.

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  34. I love reading about other countries:) I am in Canada and it is neat to hear about the other things celerbrated else where:)

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  35. The school was closed that day so I had both of my kids and we went somewhere visiting one place after another. Hubby had a worked that day.

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  36. No days off here either! Well, I never get a day off. My boy did, no school day! Thanks for the Haikus (they make me wish I knew how to write them).

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  37. That was a fun Presidential haiku. The first one I ever read I think. While we don't technically celebrate President's day I can appreciate it and the men who serviced that office

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  38. Great haikus for President's Day! I enjoyed learning about the facts. Thanks!

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  39. I liked your haiku. I really don't "celebrate" this day. Thank you for sharing.

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