Presidents’ Day is a holiday to honor all U.S. presidents. It is celebrated on the third Monday in February. In 1885 February 22nd—Washington’s actual birthday–was established to honor him. It is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. The holiday became known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971 to provide several three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.
Next Moonday, A Very Special President. Rita Bay