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President's Day (U.S.)

While originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the holiday has became a general celebration of all past US Presidents.

With the passage of the Monday Holiday Law (1968), the federal celebration of George Washington's birthday moved from its actual date, February 22nd, to the 3rd Monday of February. The celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth (February 12th) while no longer observed as a federal holiday is also customarily celebrated on President's Day.

As a federal holiday all governmental (federal and state) offices and buildings are closed, as are schools, post offices, and banks. Many schools are also closed during the week in which President's Day falls for "Winter Recess."

It is also an occasion for many retail establishments to have special promotions!

Other US federal Holidays celebrated on Mondays are: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

US Federal Holidays NOT celebrated on Mondays include: New Years Day (Jan. 01), Independence Day (July4th), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November), and Christmas (Dec. 25th).

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16:03 01/02/2009
President's Day is NOT a federal holiday. The official holiday name is Washington's Birthday. Look up the facts on the government website.

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