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Presidents Day

Presidents' Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed on the third Monday in February. The holiday is intended to honor and celebrate the contributions and legacies of all U.S. presidents, past and present.

Here's an overview of the origin and history of Presidents' Day

1. George Washington's Birthday

The holiday originally began as a celebration of George Washington's birthday. George Washington, the first President of the United States, was born on February 22, 1732. His birthday was widely recognized and celebrated even during his presidency and in the years following his death in 1799.

2. Washington's Birthday Becomes a Federal Holiday

In 1879, the U.S. Congress passed a law making Washington's Birthday a federal holiday in Washington D.C. It was the first federal holiday to honor an individual and was celebrated on February 22 each year.

3. Uniform Monday Holiday Act

In 1968, as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which aimed to create more three-day weekends for federal holidays, the observance of Washington's Birthday was shifted from February 22 to the third Monday in February. This change took effect in 1971.

4. Expansion to Include Other Presidents

Over time, the holiday began to be popularly known as Presidents' Day, and it gradually expanded to honor and recognize the achievements of all U.S. presidents. While the official name of the holiday remains Washington's Birthday, the term Presidents' Day is commonly used and recognized.

5. Significance and Celebration

Presidents' Day serves as a day to honor the presidency and the individuals who have held the highest office in the country. It is a time for reflection on the leadership, accomplishments, and historical significance of the presidents.

6. Association with Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was born on February 12, 1809. Due to his significance and the proximity of his birthday to Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day is often associated with honoring Lincoln as well. Lincoln's birthday is not a federal holiday but is observed in some states.

7. Varying State Observances

While Presidents' Day is a federal holiday, individual states have the authority to designate their own official observances. Some states may choose to recognize and celebrate specific presidents or have their own separate holidays dedicated to individual presidents.

Today, Presidents' Day is observed throughout the United States as a federal holiday. It is a time for individuals to reflect on the presidency and the leaders who have shaped the nation's history, and it is often associated with sales and discounts in retail establishments.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Monday Feb 19, 2024 Presidents Day 2 months ago
2025 Monday Feb 17, 2025 Presidents Day 9 months from now
2026 Monday Feb 16, 2026 Presidents Day 1 year from now
2027 Monday Feb 15, 2027 Presidents Day 2 years from now
2028 Monday Feb 21, 2028 Presidents Day 3 years from now
2029 Monday Feb 19, 2029 Presidents Day 4 years from now
2030 Monday Feb 18, 2030 Presidents Day 5 years from now
2031 Monday Feb 17, 2031 Presidents Day 6 years from now
2032 Monday Feb 16, 2032 Presidents Day 7 years from now
2033 Monday Feb 21, 2033 Presidents Day 8 years from now
2034 Monday Feb 20, 2034 Presidents Day 9 years from now
2035 Monday Feb 19, 2035 Presidents Day 10 years from now
2036 Monday Feb 18, 2036 Presidents Day 11 years from now
2037 Monday Feb 16, 2037 Presidents Day 12 years from now
2038 Monday Feb 15, 2038 Presidents Day 13 years from now
2039 Monday Feb 21, 2039 Presidents Day 14 years from now
2023 Monday Feb 20, 2023 Presidents Day 1 year ago
2022 Monday Feb 21, 2022 Presidents Day 2 years ago
2021 Monday Feb 15, 2021 Presidents Day 3 years ago
2020 Monday Feb 17, 2020 Presidents Day 4 years ago
2019 Monday Feb 18, 2019 Presidents Day 5 years ago
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