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.