The History Behind President's Day
We all love holidays, don't we? A day off from work or school is something that we all look forward to. Just like how we wait in February for the three-day weekend! We enjoy the holidays, but there is an important history behind it! A government holiday that is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday of February each year is known as President's Day. Let us tell you something remarkably interesting. The real name for President's Day is actually for Washington's Birthday. America's first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd in 1732. He spent his life serving his country. So, when he passed away in 1799, February 22ndbecame an important day to honor his life and work. But the holiday did not become official till 1879 when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed into law. The day was then announced a federal holiday for celebrating an individual person. We celebrate many federal holidays, such as Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. So which one is your favorite?