Presidents' Day

We celebrate the many great leaders of our country on February 15th. In the past, the celebration focused solely on Presidents George Washington but has evolved evolving over the many years since the holiday’s inception. Though it’s designated as Presidents’ Day in many cities and states, the February occasion we know today remains officially recognized as Washington’s Birthday by the federal government.

George Washington was born on February 22nd, which became an annual day of national remembrance after his death in 1799. Americans throughout the country celebrated February 22nd as an unofficial holiday for more than a century before it became a national federal holiday. 

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