Monday, February 5, 2007

Celebrating President's Day

Unsure of the origins of Presidents' Day, I ran a search and found a very helpful site, InfoPlease, which gave very interesting and in-depth information. According to a portion of their information, the third Monday in February (this year it's the 19th) is the Federal holiday known as Washington's Birthday and was created to celebrate only George Washington's birthday, which is actually February 22. InfoPlease went on to state that whether you celebrate President's Day or Washington's Birthday may depend on where you live. Washington's Birthday is a federal holiday, but states are not obliged to observe such holidays. Consequently, while the majority of states celebrate Washington's Birthday, there are about a dozen that celebrate President's Day, and several more celebrate Lincoln's Birthday as a separate holiday.

Having passed on that interesting bit of trivia, here are some ideas for celebrating President's Day.

President's Day clipart courtesy of


HsKubes said...

Thanks for sharing these links. Enchanted Learning is one of our favorite sites to visit.

~ Christina
HsKubes' Haven at Home

Revka said...

You are quite welcome, Cristina. I'm glad you found them useful. Now that I have found it, I absolutely LOVE Enchanted Learning. I hope to find more sites soon.