President’s Day Is Here!

Before I retired, I always looked forward to having the day off in honor of President’s Day.

What will you do to celebrate all of your free time on Feb. 21? I know what I plan to do. I will go shopping on! How about you?

DealDash always celebrates President’s Day with special features, and no DealDash fan will want to miss this year’s events.

A young patriot waves the American flag.
President’s Day is a great day to reflect on our country’s storied history.

On Monday, Feb. 21, DealDash will offer bid packs for 12 cents per bid, but customers who purchase the highest or second highest bid pack will get the extra special price of only 11 cents per bid. Best of all, DealDash will offer a 5X bidder multiplier which means our usual 9 seconds per bid on the clock will then be 9 x 5 for a total of 45 seconds on the clock. 

My green line is getting close to the end when I will be able to pick up a huge pack of free bids so I will not want to miss shopping on DealDash on Presidents’ Day. If your green line is getting close to the end, you will not want to miss shopping on this day either.

The history of President’s Day

Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, first president of the United States, who was also commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.  

Of course, February is not only the birthday month of Washington, but three other presidents as well — Ronald Reagan on Feb. 6, William Henry Harrison on Feb. 9, and Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12. For many years, we usually just recognized Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays in February.

On Feb. 21, 1971, President Richard Nixon issued a proclamation naming the third Monday in February the official holiday known as Presidents’ Day. It not only recognized Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays, but it then became a day to honor all the presidents who ever served in the United States, regardless of what month in which they were born.

I was surprised to learn from my research that a 2020 report from Newsweek shows that 13 states do not celebrate Presidents’ Day – Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

Some other interesting facts I learned include:

  • The majority of U.S. presidents were middle children; firstborn kids made up the second largest group, but so far no president was an only child.
  • Three Founding Father Presidents died on July 4, our Independence Day – John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
  • John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president, and also was the youngest president to die.
  • The oldest living president is Jimmy Carter, age 97.
  • Ronald Reagan became the first U.S. president who had been previously divorced.
  • George W. Bush is the only U.S. president who had a set of twins.
  • The state that produced the most U.S. presidents is Virginia – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.
  • Presidents John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson had two official first ladies because both of them remarried during their presidential tenures.
  • Four U.S. presidents were assassinated – Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy.

Mark your calendar

Don’t forget that DealDash is the best place to shop on Presidents’ Day to get good deals on bid packs and move our time on the clock 5X faster. I’ll see you there!

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This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.