Showing posts with label George Washington. Show all posts
Showing posts with label George Washington. Show all posts

Monday, February 18, 2013

Presidents' Day was originally called "Washington's Birthday"


"PRESIDENTS' DAY" was originally called "WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY", a federal holiday that began in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. This was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen and is still called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally, Presidents’ Day was celebrated on February 22; Washington’s actual birthday.

On January 1, 1971, the federal holiday changed to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, as an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

Monday, July 09, 2012

George Washington --> My Favorite Quote!