Saturday 27 May 2017
(Week 21)

Lincoln's Birthday 2018, 2019 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Lincoln's Birthday 2018 and Lincoln's Birthday 2019.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
DateHolidayDay
February 12, 2017 Lincoln's Birthday 2017 Sunday
February 12, 2018 Lincoln's Birthday 2018 Monday
February 12, 2019 Lincoln's Birthday 2019 Tuesday
February 12, 2020 Lincoln's Birthday 2020 Wednesday
February 12, 2021 Lincoln's Birthday 2021 Friday
February 12, 2022 Lincoln's Birthday 2022 Saturday
February 12, 2023 Lincoln's Birthday 2023 Sunday
February 12, 2024 Lincoln's Birthday 2024 Monday
February 12, 2025 Lincoln's Birthday 2025 Wednesday
February 12, 2026 Lincoln's Birthday 2026 Thursday
February 12, 2027 Lincoln's Birthday 2027 Friday

Significance of Lincoln's birthday 2018

Lincoln's Birthday 2018, also known as Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Day or Lincoln Day, is a federal holiday that is observed, yearly, on February 12 in the states of Illinois, Connecticut, Missouri and New York. Lincoln's Birthday 2018 is a day that celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and serves as a day to honour as the nation's 16th president who known as the Great Emancipator.

History of Lincoln's Birthday

The history of Lincoln's Birthday 2018 dates back to February 12, 1809, when Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. Lincoln began his political career at the age of 23 in 1832 when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Illinois General Assembly, as a Whig Party member. He joined the newly formed Republican Party in 1854. Lincoln won the presidency in 1860. He was the president throughout the American Civil War and is known for his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

On April, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC on Good Friday. The earliest known observance of Lincoln's birthday 2018 has been recorded as 1866, one year after his death.

In Buffalo, New York, 1874, Julius Francis, a Buffalo druggist, made it his life's mission to honour the deceased president. He repeatedly petitioned Congress to establish Lincoln's birthday as a legal holiday. Lincoln's Birthday 2018 was never a Federal Government holiday throughout the entire United States.

It was celebrated as a holiday and, today, in most states is not celebrated separately, as a stand-alone holiday, but instead is combined with a celebration of President George Washington's birthday and celebrated either as Washington's Birthday or as Presidents' Day. In Connecticut, Missouri, and Illinois, Lincoln's Birthday is and remains as a federal holiday.

Traditions of Lincoln's Birthday 2018

Traditionally Lincoln's Birthday 2018 is seen as a time of celebration and honour. Although not observed in every state, various activities such as re-enactments, concerts and birthday parties are often organized for the day. A wreath-laying ceremony and reading of the Gettysburg Address at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC are traditional events on February 12.

Organizations such as the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum often plan large-scale events. Republican Party members may also hold Lincoln's Birthday 2018 fundraising dinners because he is known as the first president of the Republican Party.

When is Lincoln's Birthday 2018

Lincoln's Birthday 2018 falls on the on February 12, annually. The date of the Holiday remains the same each year but the day of the week on which it falls on changes; consult the above table for exact dates.
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View or download the 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.