Former President Barack Obama Has His Own State Holiday

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Former President, Barack Obama has been given his own state holiday according to reports.

llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner officially declared Aug. 4 (Obama’s birthday) “Barack Obama Day” in the state, according to NBC Chicago. The holiday will be celebrated each year starting in 2018.

The new holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.”


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