What is President’s Day? Why it’s called Presidents’ Day? Why United States celebrates this day? When President’s day is celebrated? Here are the answers for some of these questions.
United states of America celebrates President’s Day in the honor of their first President George Washington on 3rd Monday of February every year. But many states celebrate it for the honor of all the presidents.
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
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