The United States embassy and consulate in Athens, its consulate in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
This holiday marks the birthdays of American Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the US Embassy in Athens said in a statement on Friday.
George Washington ((February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States (1861–1865). Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy. Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.