Saturday August 17, 2019

Presidents' Day 2017


Mount Rushmore with Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington.Mount Rushmore with Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington.

Presidents' Day for the year 2017 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, February 20th.


President's Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is on the third Monday of February each year and is a federal holiday in the United States. The day not only honors George Washington (born February 22), the first President of the United States, and Abraham Lincoln (born February 12) whose birthdays are both in February, but honors all the presidents who have served in the United States.

Uniform Monday Holiday Act

On June 28, 1968 the United States Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act [1] changing many federal holidays to move over to Monday from other days of the week. Originally Washington’s Birthday was celebrated on February 22nd each year but was permanently moved in 1968 with the signing of the new Act. So the new date of President’s Day will fall between February 15 and the 21st each year and never on his (Washington’s) actual birthday of February 22nd.

Days to Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 20th is day number 51 of the 2017 calendar year with -2 years, -5 months, -25 days until Presidents' Day 2017.



Further Reading:
More to read on Wikipedia Washington’s Birthday (Presidents' Day)
More specifically on Washington’s Birthday George Washington’s Birthday


References:
1.”Uniform Monday Holiday Act” - National Archives, Archives.gov.

Presidents' Day
Name(s):Presidents' Day, Washington's Birthday
Type:Federal Holiday
When:Third Monday of February

Dates for Presidents Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
Presidents Day 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 -544
Presidents Day 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 -180
Presidents Day 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 184
Presidents Day 2021 Monday, February 15, 2021 548
Presidents Day 2022 Monday, February 21, 2022 919
Presidents Day 2023 Monday, February 20, 2023 1283


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