Presidents’ Day is an official, national holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February inmost of the United States. The holiday originated in the 1880s to honor George Washington, the country’s first president. Although originally celebrated on February 22 — George Washington’s Birthday, in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday bill, which moved several federal holidays (including Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day) to Mondays to give workers longer weekends.
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