President’s Day!


As high schooler’s we love days such as President’s Day because we get the day out of school, but have you ever wondered what these days actually mean? Well, today I will tell you. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Started in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. On February 22nd, Washington’s actual day of birth, the holiday became popularly known as President’s Day. This was changed after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act. It was moved to create more three day weekends for workers and students. Some states still recognize it as Washington’s Day. Although for the most part, the day is widely known as Presidents day.

Photo Creds:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.