By CBSLA Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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