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Presidents Day 2021

February 15, 2021

This annual celebration is viewed as a time to celebrate all US presidents, past and present, and as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance.

It is celebrated every year on the third Monday in February. The three-day weekend was originally created in 1885 to honor President George Washington – the first president of the United States.

Presidents’ Day emerged on Washington’s February 22 birthday as a day of remembrance. The holiday was known as “Washington’s Birthday” for more than 100 years and some states still identify the holiday using the name.

It became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it became part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act to create more three-day weekends for workers in the United States. Lawmakers sought to combine the celebration of Washington’s birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which fell on February 12.

From → History

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