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Monday, February 15, 2016
The third Monday in February is Presidents' Day in the United States, but officially it is Washington's Birthday. So what is the confusion?
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Today's Random Fact:
Presidents' Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called "Washington's Birthday" by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22--Washington's actual day of birth--the holiday became popularly known as Presidents' Day after it was moved as part of 1971's Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation's workers. Many states still choose to call their own celebration on this day "Presidents' Day."
Even though many states celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday concurrently with Washington's birthday, it is not a federally designated holiday.
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