Presidents Day Reminder


It’s Presidents Day.

The U.S. Postal Service, banks, the stock market, government offices, and most schools are closed are closed.

The federal holiday is observed each year on the third Monday of February.

Officially known as Washington’s Birthday, the first federal holiday of the year was originally meant to honor the country’s first president, George Washington.

Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar.

In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved his birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732.

Washington’s Birthday did not become a legal holiday until January 31, 1879, when Congress added February 22 to the list of holidays to be observed by federal employees in the District of Columbia.

This did not become a paid holiday for all federal employees until 1885.