Posted on 02/19/2018 at 08:10 AM by Troy Cummings
What Is Presidents Day?
We have all seen the store ads wanting you to stop in for their “Presidents Day Sale”, but what really is Presidents Day?
The federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday,” and it celebrated George Washington, the country’s first commander-in-chief.
Presidents Day falls on the third Monday in February, but that was not always the case. Until 1971, Presidents' Day was celebrated on February 22, George Washington’s actual birthday. The holiday was moved to the current date as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.
Written by Angie Walters