George Washington / Presidents Day 2018: What's Closed

What is Presidents' Day 2018 and how will it be celebrated

Specifically, Monday is George Washington's birthday.

The next federal holiday is Memorial Day on May 28.

Monday is Presidents' Day, and schools, city offices and banks will be closed.

Whether - and how - to punctuate the holiday that falls on the third Monday in February is a real apostrophe catastrophe.

That schools and many businesses are taking today off can be credited to the holiday's conforming to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which in 1968 combined most holidays into a standard three-day package. Diverse voices supported the suggestion to unite both dates as an alternative to give the same recognition to the USA most famous statesmen in History, but the idea was not finally approved.

Monday is Presidents Day - or "Washington's Birthday", depending on where you are.

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The Washington Post, for instance, published the eve an editorial on the date, in which it compared the Republican tycoon with its two mentioned predecessors. When George Washington himself was alive, people honored the occasion with balls and banquets.

Past Presidents have often recognized the holiday with visits to Washington's tomb. Rep. William Moore McCulloch of OH argued that perhaps we wouldn't want to pay tribute to all presidents. It appeared to many that a federal holiday now existed to celebrate both Washington and Lincoln-as well as America's other 43 commanders in chief. For its part, the federal government has held fast to the original incarnation of the holiday as a celebration of the country's first president.

It seems nobody wants George Washington to have a birthday anymore. The third Monday in February is still listed on official calendars as Washington's Birthday.

I'm no historian, but can someone please show me where it's ever been officially decided that Presidents' Day is for all Presidents?

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