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Washington's birthday, or "president's day" is celebrated every 3rd week of february. here are some things you might have forgotten since your school days.
george washington was the first president and represents the foundation of american democracy.
though it may be technically incorrect, the federal holiday is often colloquially referred to as presidents' day. this confusion as to the name is that despite its status as a federal holiday, states are free to name this holiday as they wish or even whether or not it is observed as a public holiday in that state.
although, george washington was born on february 11, 1731 (old style calendar), february 22nd for us that live in modern times, the holiday is observed between february 15 to 21.
the federal holiday honoring washington was originally implemented by an act of congress in 1879 for government offices in washington and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices.
as the first federal holiday to honor an american president, the holiday was celebrated on washington's birthday under the gregorian calendar, february 22. on january 1, 1971, the federal holiday was shifted to the third monday in february by the uniform monday holiday act.
happy president's day! 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐘𝐆𝐎𝐓𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑𝟔.𝐎𝐑𝐆
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