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!
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