Barack Obama’s Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois

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The message marked yet another one of the former first lady's succinct, yet heartfelt birthday greetings to her husband on social media, as she took a similar route previous year when Barack Obama turned 56.

Former President Barack Obama turned 57 on Saturday - and for the first time, his birthday is being celebrated as a commemorative holiday in his former home of IL. It is a commemorative holiday rather than a state holiday, meaning that schools and government workplaces will stay open.

John Legend, who is now in Indonesia with Chrissy Teigen, also dedicated a post to Barack.

"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the improving economy is due more to Trump than Obama, while 40% think it is more the result of the policies Obama put in place before he left office", adds the report. The bill passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly and was signed on August 4, 2017.

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The bill establishing Obama's birthday as a state holiday unanimously passed the IL state legislature previous year, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure into law on August 6, 2017.

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a selfie of Obama and him taken last week with best wishes to "my brother". The spokesperson told USA Today Obama will be celebrating his birthday in Washington, DC, with his family on Saturday evening.

"Our lunches together were a highlight of every week at the White House", Biden wrote.