What is Presidents Day?
Presidents Day is a day in which we honor all of the presidents who have served our country, reflecting back on the legacies they left behind that have made America what it is today.
When is Presidents Day 2023?
Presidents Day 2023 is on Monday, February 20th.
This holiday takes place on the third Monday of February every year.
Is Presidents Day a Federal Holiday—Is Monday a Holiday?
Presidents Day is a federal holiday in the U.S., meaning that many businesses, schools, and government agencies will be closed on Monday.
Are Banks Open on Presidents’ Day, and What About the Stock Market?
Most banks are not open on Presidents Day, as the Federal Reserve—which regulates the nation’s banking system—will be closed on Monday.
However, some banks may choose not to observe the federal holiday, staying open on Monday.
Stock and bond markets will also be closed on Monday.
For more information on which banks will be closed on Presidents’ Day, click here.
What is the History Behind Presidents Day?
Originally, the holiday that we know today as Presidents’ Day was a celebration to commemorate the first president of the United States George Washington’s Birthday on February 22nd.
After George Washington passed away in 1799, and for most of the 1800s, George Washington’s Birthday was an unofficial observance.
However, it was finally officiated as a federal holiday for the entire country in 1885. This was the first federal holiday in U.S. history to celebrate the life of an individual American.
It wasn’t until the late 1960s that the shift of George Washington’s Birthday to Presidents’ Day set into motion, although probably not for the reason you would expect.
With the passing of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act proposed by Congress, the holiday was moved from Washington’s actual birthday to the third Monday of February. This was done for labor reasons so that employees would have more three-day weekends and there
would be less employee absenteeism around holidays.
By the 1980s, Washington’s Birthday was known to many Americans as Presidents’ Day.
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This Presidents’ Day, as you reflect on all of the amazing accomplishments of the leaders that have served the United States, remember that none of their strengths came without weaknesses.
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Happy Presidents’ Day!
If you’d like to learn more interesting facts about U.S. presidents, click here.