President's Day History
President's Day was originally established in celebration of George Washington's birthday. In 1880, Congress voted to make it the first national holiday which honored an individual. In 1968, Congress enacted the Uniform Monday Bill to give workers as many long weekends as possible. This moved as many holidays to a standard Monday each year. Many states were already honoring Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12th, and this celebration was combined with George Washington's birthday, for one federal holiday. It is observed on the third Monday in February each year.
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Presidents Day References and Related SitesUS National Archives: George Washington's Birthday U.S. Senate: Washington's Farewell Address www.mountvernon.org: George Washington's Mount Vernon