Presidents Day was originally a holiday to celebrate George Washington’s birthday (February 22nd) . It was moved from his birthday to the third Monday in his birth month in an effort to create more 3-day weekends for workers . It was then decided that it would be celebrating both Washington’s birthday and Lincoln’s birthday (February 12th) . It is now seen as a holiday to celebrate all presidents.
While President’s day isn’t as wildly celebrated as it used to be it can still be celebrated. You may get the day off or you may not. Government employees typically get the day off.
Things that happen on President’s Day:
- The postal service will not be delivering mail.
- The history channel will run documentaries on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
- Stores run sales.
- Car dealerships run sales.