Tag Archive for ‘Washington’s Birthday’

I wrote My Project About Presidents in 3rd Grade when I was 9. Even then I was asking questions about history and presidents

It is NOT Presidents Day. Or President’s Day. Or Even Presidents’ Day.

We mistakenly call the third Monday in February”Presidents Day.” But. Really it is George Washington’s Birthday –federally speaking that is.

Don't Know Much About the American Presidents (2012)
(From Hyperion and Random House Audio)

Don’t Know Much About® Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

February 12 used to mean something — Lincoln’s Birthday. It was never a national holiday but it was pretty important when I was a kid and we got the day off from school in my  hometown. The Uniform Holidays Act in 1971 changed that by creating Washington’s Birthday as a federal holiday on the third […]