President's Day

  • Feb 15, 2016

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12 and George Washington’s birthday is February 22. In many states both dates were celebrated, but in 1968 the Uniform Monday Holiday Act shifted the federal observance to a single holiday held on the third Monday in February. The holiday never falls on either of the two actual birthdays. In federal law, it is still called simply Washington’s Birthday, although most people call it Presidents' Day. This election year, it’s good to remember the great leaders we have had and draw inspiration from their courage and determination. Enjoy the day!