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When is Lincoln's Birthday in 2024?

Lincoln's Birthday in 2024 is on the Monday, 12th of Feb (2/12/2024).

Lincoln's Birthday is on the 43th day of 2024. There are 323 days left in the year.

Lincoln's Birthday Facts

  • Date: Feb 12, 2024
  • Regional
  • Also Called: Lincoln's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Day, Lincoln Day
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; visit museums and monuments
Lincoln's Birthday iImage Credit: Wikipedia

Lincoln’s Birthday celebrates the life of the 16th and one of the most popular presidents in the United States. In some states, it is known as Abraham Lincoln Day or Lincoln Day.

Who was Abraham Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in the year 1809. He lived in Indiana for some time before moving to Illinois, where he worked as a farmer, storeman, captain in the Black Hawk War, and also served as a lawyer. Abraham Lincoln was married to Mary Todd with whom they had four sons, though only one lived to maturity. Lincoln’s political career began at the age of 23 when he campaigned for the Illinois General Assembly but was unsuccessful. In 1854, he joined the Republican Party, which led to his win for the presidency in 1860. Abraham Lincoln was the president during the entire period of the American Civil War, and he struggled to preserve the Union and issue the emancipation proclamation. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. The first Lincoln’s Birthday was observed one year after his death.

When is Lincoln’s Birthday?

Lincoln’s Birthday is observed on February 12 every year regardless of the day of the week it falls on. However, some states like Indiana recognize the holiday on the day after Thanksgiving.

Is Lincoln’s Birthday a public holiday?

Lincoln’s Birthday is a state holiday in select states like California, Missouri, Illinois, and Connecticut. It is, therefore, a day off to the general population of these states. In some states, Lincoln’s Birthday is not a stand-alone holiday. For instance, in Washington, Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio, the holiday is combined with George Washington’s Birthday.

What is open or closed on Lincoln’s Birthday?

Many state offices remain closed in regions where Lincoln’s Birthday is a state holiday. Some schools, courts, and organizations, however, remain open in some states. Depending on the local custom, some businesses are likely to stay open.

Things to do on Lincoln’s Birthday

Lincoln’s Birthday is marked by a variety of activities that you can indeed take part in. The most popular is the wreath-laying ceremony at the icon’s birthplace historic site in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Another wreath-laying ceremony is at Gettysburg address at Lincoln Memorial at Washington.

It would be great to visit museums and monuments across the United States dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. There are drawings, statues, photographs, and paintings preserved to honor him. Some great places you may consider visiting include Lincoln’s portrait located on the American five-dollar bill, Lincoln’s likeness at Mount Rushmore. If you are in Washington, then you can tour the famous Lincoln Memorial.

For some fun, you can clad in a hat and put a beard. Abraham Lincoln was known for his signature stovepipe hat. The hat served as a cover for his head, but it was also a hiding place to store letters and other important documents. Abraham Lincoln was also the first president to grow a beard, and it would be, therefore, an honor to grow a beard or even adorn a fake one.

Lincoln's Birthday Observances

  • Wed
  • Feb 12, 2020
  • Fri
  • Feb 12, 2021
  • Sat
  • Feb 12, 2022
  • Sun
  • Feb 12, 2023
  • Mon
  • Feb 12, 2024

List of State Holidays of New York in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2024Feb 12Lincoln's Birthday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day