The Date Of President’s Day

Your Guide To President’s Day!

Did you know that no President’s birthday ever falls on President’s Day? Although George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan were all born in February, because President’s Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February, their birthdays all fall either too early or too late to land on that Monday.

This year, Monday, February 16th is Presidents Day.

President’s Day was first celebrated in 1885 to commemorate Washington ’s Birthday. It was celebrated on his birthday (February 22nd) until the Uniform Monday Holiday Act changed it to the third Monday of the month, in order to create more three-day weekends for workers in 1971. With that change came an expansion of the holiday to celebrate past Presidents and the work of our nation’s Commander-in-Chiefs and their contributions to our country.

We can celebrate all weekend long with free family activities. Free museum admission, special tours, themed events and more for the duration of the entire long weekend — and beyond.

This day is a great opportunity to remember the history of the United States and celebrate patriotically. Many local organizations will stage events and reenactments to mark the day.

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