In Illinois established the Day of Barack Obama
The Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner signed a decree according to which on 4 August, birthday of the former President Barack Obama declared the Day of Barack Obama. This holiday will be celebrated each year, starting in 2018. It is noted that the state Senate voted for it unanimously.
It is reported The Hill. This holiday will be celebrated each year, starting in 2018.
“On this day we will celebrate the 44th President of the United States, who began his career serving the residents of Illinois: first in the state Senate, then in the U.S. Senate. He devoted his life to defending the rights of Americans and to establish contacts between different parts of society,” —said Rauner.
Barack Obama celebrated his 56th birthday on Friday, August 4. As noted by The Hill, former Vice President of USA Joseph Biden congratulated the former American leader, wrote on Twitter: “Your service people were a great gift for the country, your friendship and fraternal feelings is a great gift for me. Happy birthday, Barack”.
Obama has led the United States from 20 January 2009 to 20 January 2017. Until the election of a President was a Senator from Illinois. He was first elected in November 2008, for a second term re-elected in 2012.