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Category Archives: Washington DC holidays

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

What Once Was Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital click for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/  By Matthew B. Gilmore During December of 1923 a 48-foot balsam … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving (seasonal re-run)

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, including the National Intelligencer, and The Union, reported on Mayor William Winston Seaton’s proclamation of November 27 as a “Day of Thanksgiving,” it being … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia’s first 4th of July – 1801

The July 4th holiday has not always been recognized as a national holiday (only since 1870) but observations began in the District of Columbia since its earliest days. The National Intelligencer … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, including the National Intelligencer, and The Union, reported on Mayor William Winston Seaton’s proclamation of November 27 as a “Day of Thanksgiving,” it being the city’s first … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 1 Comment