Fun Facts About President’s Day
Since President’s Day is here, we thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on the history of our country and the contributions of those who have led it. In this blog, we will share six intriguing facts about President’s Day.
President's Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year in the United States. The day was established in 1885 to recognize the birthday of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
The holiday was originally called "Washington's Birthday," and it was celebrated on February 22nd, Washington's actual birthday. However, in 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed, which moved the holiday to the third Monday in February to create a three-day weekend.
In some states, the holiday is still officially called "Washington's Birthday," while in others, it is known as "Presidents' Day" or "Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday."
President's Day is often marked by ceremonies and wreath-laying at the graves of U.S. presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The first President's Day parade was held in 1796 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
President's Day is also a state holiday in many states, including California, Texas, and New York.
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