Celebrated annually on the third Monday in February, Presidents Day is recognized as a federal holiday. Presidents Day 2020 occurs on Monday, February 17. Though the holiday was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington, the name was changed to Presidents Day resulting from the 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act which was created as an attempt to give the nation’s workers more three-day weekends. 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.
Did you know? Presidents Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president. Four chief executives—George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan—were born in February, but their birthdays all come either too early or late to coincide with Presidents Day, which is always celebrated on the third Monday of the month.
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