from The Conversation
– this post authored by Michael Patrick Cullinane, Northumbria University, Newcastle; Iwan Morgan, UCL, and J Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London
Of all the US’s public holidays, Presidents’ Day is perhaps the least faithfully observed. Countless sales events far outnumber parades or fireworks displays, and most Americans spend it shopping for discounted appliances or visiting car dealerships draped in red, white, and blue bunting. So, why no celebrations?