PRESIDENTS DAY – Third Monday in February

Mt Rushmore in South Dakota

Mt Rushmore in South Dakota


Presidents Day is a federal holiday which, in the United States, is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

This day is set aside, by more and more of America’s population, to honor all of the past United States presidents that have served our country.  Two of our nation’s great presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, are brought to mind as we celebrate this day.  Their birth-dates, which fall close to this same time,  have been celebrated for decades and always will be.

Presidents Day is celebrated with public ceremonies in Washington D.C. and throughout the United States.

Happy Presidents Day!


The origin of Presidents Day lies in the 1880′s, when the birthday of George Washington was celebrated as a federal holiday.  In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved a number of federal holidays to Mondays.  During the debate on the bill, it was proposed that George Washington’s birthday be renamed Presidents Day to honor the birthdays of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.   Washington’s birthday is February 22nd and Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th.  Although Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was celebrated in many states, it was never an official federal holiday.  Following much discussion, Congress rejected the name change, however, after the bill went into effect in 1971 Presidents Day became the commonly accepted name.

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