Wednesday June 26, 2019

Presidents' Day 2018


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 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, February 19th.


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 19th is day number 50 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -4 months, -7 days until Presidents' Day 2018.


More information on Presidents' Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)


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

February 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - ThursNational Freedom Day 2018Observance-510
Feb 2 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2018Observance-509
Feb 2 - Fri Groundhog Day 2018 Observance-509
Feb 12 - MonLincoln's Birthday 2018Observance-499
Feb 13 - TuesMardi Gras 2018Christian-498
Feb 14 - WedMaha Shivaratri 2018Hindu-497
Feb 14 - WedLent 2018Christian-497
Feb 14 - WedAsh Wednesday 2018Christian-497
Feb 14 - Wed Valentine's Day 2018 Observance-497
Feb 16 - Fri Chinese New Year 2018 Observance-495
Feb 19 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2018Federal Holiday-492

Presidents' Day by Year



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