Measure of a Nation The Mythic Presidency
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Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

It was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington

Traditionally its was celebrated on February 22 — Washington’s actual day of birth. In 1971, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved to the third Monday of the month as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more…