President’s Day is an American holiday celebrated each year on the third Monday of February. This day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of our first President, George Washington. During this time period it was known as “Washington’s Birthday”. It was originally celebrated on February 22, Washington’s actual birthday. However, an attempt to create a three day weekend for union workers, became a part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This act determined that President’s day would now be celebrated on the third Monday of February.
President’s Day is a patriotic day that pays respect to our current and former Presidents. This day allows for Americans to celebrate with a longer weekend that generally features reenactments’, celebrations, and other events.
Therefore, enjoy the long weekend, attend a patriotic event and touch up on some Presidential history!
written by: Ross Bonilla