Monday, February 18, 2013

Presidents Day

Duly observed this February 18th, the third Monday of February. Washington's Birthday was originally implemented as a holiday in 1879 and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. The term Presidents Day was informally coined in an attempt by several state governors to use the holiday to honor multiple presidents. It does not technically commemorate Lincoln, but his birthday is also in February and he is our most popular president among scholars and laypersons alike.