California still lists Lincoln's Birthday as a holiday,  but as of no longer gives State employees a paid holiday on February New York Lincoln's Birthday is a floating holiday for state government employees in certain bargaining units.
Regardless of the official name and purpose, celebrations and commemorations on or about the third Monday often include honoring Lincoln. Julius Francis d. On February 12,the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial commemorated Lincoln's th birthday in grand fashion. Symbols Various museums and monuments are dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.
Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced that the second week of February would be "Negro History Week" to coincide with the traditional Black commemorations of both men's birthdays.
Williams ; and author Nikki Giovanni reciting her newest work, which was written especially for the Bicentennial.