The Curse Of George Washingtons Birthday


La Voisin

Date observed & holiday substituted for


Held on February 22 of every year. Substitution for President's Day.

Origins


The Curse of George Washington's Birthday began on February 22, 1680, when Catherine Monvoisin, aka "La Voisin" was executed for witchcraft by being publicly burned at the stake at Place de Grève in Paris, France.

The Curse of George Washington's Birthday traditions


Most traditions include trying to hide in bed, attempting to ignore the outside world, failing to take the day off work, and foolishly hoping for something nice.


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