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The History of Presidents’ Day

Presidents' Day

Taking a day off of work or enjoying a school holiday, shopping a big sale at your favorite store, or hitting the fresh powder on the ski slopes — these are just some of the ways many of us celebrate Presidents’ Day. But when did this holiday originate and what are we celebrating?

Presidents’ Day is celebrated each year on the third Monday of February. While it never falls on the actual birthday of any American president, there are four presidents whose birthdays are in February. The day is, in practice, used to honor and remember all past U.S. presidents, but it originated as a day to honor and celebrate the life and achievements of George Washington, the first president of the United States. This infographic illustrates a brief history of how this holiday originated.

A Brief History of Presidents Day

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