In 1885, President’s Day was made an official national holiday by the federal government in the United States. Originally, the holiday was called “Washington’s Birthday” in recognition of our first president George Washington. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated on February 22nd, which is George Washington’s date of birth. In 1971, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which created a 3-day holiday weekend and changed the commemoration to be known as “President’s Day”. The legislation also officially combined the holiday to celebrate George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
George Washington served as a general in the revolutionary war, became the first president of the United States, and is known as the father of our country. He is considered one of the most important figures in American history. His likeness can be seen on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill. Also, he is well-known for the story of the cherry-tree. The … Read More