Columbus Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day were also moved from their traditionally designated dates.
During the Civil War, the Senate remembered George Washington with a reading of his Farewell Address. Other days were added along and along.
Rep. Robert McClory (R-IL), representing "the land of Lincoln", attempted to change the name of the holiday to "Presidents' Day" in 1968. Like many other three-day weekend holidays, modern habits have transformed the meaning of the day.
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This year, the holiday falls on Monday, Feb. 19.
President's Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president.
Washington's Birthday officially honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States.
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While Washington was born on February 22, 1772, Lincoln's date of birth was recorded as February 12, 1809. But, that's only for some states.
Presidents Day is a federal holiday observed each year on the third Monday in February. The third Monday in February is still listed on official calendars as Washington's Birthday. This proved to be a point of contention for lawmakers from George Washington's home state of Virginia, and the proposal was eventually dropped. "I think we can all take something from that".
Although that president was born on February 22 and after his death on that day, it became a motive of national observance.
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