This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership
Not just the day to find a good mattress sale.
While many view President’s Day as an extra day to relax after the busy week of work and school, however, the history behind the holiday is still a mystery to the majority of them. President’s Day is used to celebrate all American presidents and is a federal holiday.
The original name was Washington Day, the holiday was initially created to celebrate one of the founding presidents of the United States, George Washington which fell on his birthday, February. 22.
However, because of an executive order dubbed”the Uniform Monday Holiday Act signed by President Nixon Federal holiday days fall on Mondays, so workers have a three-day weekend. This means that the holiday is moved onto the Monday that falls on the third day in February. There is a belief that this holiday was created to celebrate both presidents of the past Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays which both fall during the month of February.
What is it that makes it so popular across the U.S.
Although there’s no traditional method of celebrating the holiday, many immigrants gain U.S. citizenship; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) holds naturalization ceremonies and welcomes all new U.S. citizens. Museums like those at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. will offer tours at a discounted rate or for free for visitors during President’s Day weekend. In addition, Alexandria, Virginia, the place where Washington was once a resident, hosts the biggest President’s Day parade. The parade is packed with activities like reenactments of The Revolutionary War, and the “Cherry Challenge,” dedicated to the legend that Washington took down a cherry tree. Restaurants attempt to create the most delicious dessert with a cherry flavor.
Both Georgia Southern University Armstrong and Windsor Forest Elementary hosted tree planting events to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day. Grounds Superintendent for GSU Armstrong, Philip Schretter, said the event is the… Read more.
Lake Leroux led the Colonels and tied for 25th overall. Read more.
Operation Kid Forward wants the dresses in the back of your closet. The Savannah nonprofit is asking community members to donate new and gently-used dresses from now until March 2nd.… Read more.
Legendary rock band ‘The Eagles’ made history in Savannah Saturday night. Read more.
The Nike Savannah Showdown features girls ages 13-18 Read more.
Diamonds and Pearls Stylist and Barbers Ball Hosted By Flawless Hair Studio & Productions by Nisha. Event starts on Sunday, 20 February 2022 and happening at Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah,… Read more.
Black Voices: Savannah State University happening at Savannah State University at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more.
Over the course of seven days guests take in celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pitmasters, local wildlife, cooking demos, wine tastings, mixologist, scholars and more. The festival explores the South’s evolving food culture, which has been returning to its roots in recent years by honoring its rich native agriculture. Read more.
Join us for another Jazz Supper Club Dinner at the Sea Pines Beach Club on February 22nd, 2022. Read more.
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion Fort Tour happening at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, United States on Wed Feb 23 2022 at 03:00… Read more.
Savannah Lunch happening at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, 2430 Habersham Street 2 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
A one-of-a-kind dinner for all bourbon aficionados will be February 24th in the elegant Champions Ballroom of the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Read more.
Blank Canvas Theatre 2023 Season Announcement Party Hosted By Blank Canvas Theatre. Event starts on Saturday, 25 March 2023 and happening at Ninja City Kitchen and Bar, Cleveland, OH. Register… Read more.
Join us for an evening celebrating Savannah’s Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders on Thursday, February 24, from 6p-9p at Front Porch Improv! Read more.
2022 State of the Port – Savannah Hosted By Georgia Ports Authority. Event starts on Thursday, 24 February 2022 and happening at Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.