President’s Day Fun Facts

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And just for fun, read below for some little-known facts about President’s Day!

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  • In 2017, President’s Day falls on February 20th.
  • The next time President’s Day will fall on February 20th is 2023!
  • Originally implented in 1879 As the first federal holiday to honor an American president
  • Until the late 1980s,  businesses generally closed on this day, similar to present corporate practices on Memorial Day or Christmas Day.
  • President’s Day goes by many names – depending on the state.
    • It’s called George Washington Day in Virginia (Washington’s home state)
    • The holiday goes by “Washington’s Birthday” in Illinois, Iowa and New York
    • In Montana, it’s called “Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthday”
    • In Colorado and Ohio, the name is pretty similar. (Washington–Lincoln Day) 
    • Utah includes the “and” for “Washington and Lincoln Day”
    • Minnesota went the more grammatical route with “Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday”
    • Alabama is a bit more inclusive and calls it “George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday” 
    • Arkansas added a civil-rights activist to their holiday, calling it both “George Washington’s Birthday” and “Daisy Gatson Bates Day”

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