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: Report: Court Rules Vanessa Bryant Can Obtain Names Of LASD Deputies Accused Of Sharing Crash Site Photos
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: Officials: 6 In Critical Condition After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Multi-Vehicle Crash
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: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
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