LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — State and local government offices and courts will be closed Friday for President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Mail delivery, however, will continue because the former president’s birthday is not a federal holiday.READ MORE: Single-Engine Plane Catches Fire After Crash Near Big Bear City Airport
California is one of eight states that celebrates the day as a holiday, marking the anniversary of the 16th president’s birth on Feb. 12, 1809.READ MORE: Several Cows Escape From Meatpacking Plant In Pico Rivera, 1 Killed By Deputies; At Least 1 Person Injured
Presidents Day, which honors George Washington’s birthday, is a federal holiday and will be celebrated Monday.
The term Presidents Day began being popularized in the 1980s when retailers combined sales formerly held in conjunction with Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays.MORE NEWS: Huge Waves, High Tides Raises Fears Of Coastal Flooding In Newport Beach
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