But here's the thing: Beyonce doesn't really need the president's co-sign. A simple glance at how people are losing their minds on social media over #BeyDay tells us that it's kind of already understood that her birthday is a national holiday. Don't believe us? Well, the evidence is rather compelling:
1. A college student excused herself from class on Beyonce's birthday last year in a hilarious email to her professor. The Towson University student Ja-Niece Best wrote on Twitter, "If you can miss class because you were partying and getting drunk all night I can miss class for Beyoncé's birthday."
Um, we have no objections to this reasoning.
2. #BeyDay's trending.
Because clearly #BeyDay's more important than Labor Day.
3. The First Lady gave Beyoncé a birthday shoutout on Twitter.
We're bowing to the queen.
Happy birthday to the one and only, Queen 🐝! Thank you for being a role model for young girls around the world, @Beyonce. -mo— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 4, 2015
4. Someone predicted Beyonce will be the first female president.
So, yeah...we're all for signing the petition but a mere formality isn't going to stop us from partying like total rock stars on #BeyDay.