Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors all presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president.
Washington’s Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was made a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February. If you meet a President today, wish them, Happy President’s Day!