President’s Day in the US is February 18. What exactly is President’s Day?

President's Day USA 2018Monday, February 19, 2018 is President’s Day. This federal holiday was originally established in 1885 to recognize the nation’s first president, George Washington.

Although the holiday was traditionally celebrated on February 22, which was the actual date of Washington’s birth, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day in 1971.

The result is that Presidents’ Day has now become a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. The day is usually marked by public ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.

Activities for kids on President’s Day

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